Captain Ellie Blackburn has been cleared of any serious injury to her hand following Saturday’s AFLW practice match win over Geelong.

Blackburn left the field halfway through the second quarter and did not return to the action.

While scans after the incident confirmed no break or fracture, Blackburn will be monitored closely in the lead-up to the Bulldogs’ season opener against St Kilda next Sunday.

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Mic'd Up | Nathan Burke

Listen as Nathan Burke coaches the Bulldogs during the AFLW Practice Match against Geelong.

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