West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern says even he wasn't sure whether he would be medically cleared to play in last year's grand final win over Collingwood.
Key forward Joe Daniher is a key to Essendon's AFL prospects and he could be set to return in the pre-season after a long absence due to a groin injury.
Brianna Moyes' AFLW debut turned into a nightmare, with the Fremantle rookie suffering a season-ending knee injury against the Magpies.
Essendon coaching great Kevin Sheedy hopes James Hird will return to the AFL, saying his former captain deserves another chance.
Newly re-signed Collingwood forward Will Hoskin-Elliott needs knee surgery and doubts he will be ready for the start of the season.
AFLW boss Nicole Livingstone has backed the new conference system, despite the disparity between the two ladders after three rounds.
Melbourne AFLW captain Daisy Pearce has given birth to twins Sylvie and Roy, potentially adding to future Demons recruiting plans in the AFLW and AFL.
Melbourne are fit and firing after a big defeat of Brisbane on Sunday, but still only find themselves third in a stacked AFLW conference after three rounds.
Melbourne proved to strong for the Lions in a 39-point demolition in front of more than 4,000 fans at Brisbane's Hickey Park on Sunday.
Adelaide Crows co-captains Erin Phillips and Chelsea Randall sparked a devastating four-quarter performance to dominate Geelong 66-37 in round 3 AFLW action.
Fremantle have thrashed winless Collingwood by 33 points at home to make it three from three and push their AFLW premiership credentials.
His coach might shudder at the prospect, but Sydney star Isaac Heeney wouldn't mind testing the ribs of fellow Swan Luke Parker in the AFLX tournament.
GWS have embraced the Irish experiment like few other AFLW clubs, as evidenced by the rapid development of raw talent Yvonne Bonner.