Chloe Dalton’s run of bad luck with injury has taken another turn, with the star recruit sustaining a calf strain in the GIANTS’ round six loss to the Demons.

Scans confirmed the injury on Monday, ruling her out for at least the next two rounds.

After missing out on her second Olympics campaign earlier in the year due to injury, Dalton missed the GIANTS’ round two match with a shoulder injury and round four due to Covid. 

Dalton will miss Saturday’s clash against the Crows as well as the GIANTS’ postponed round five match against St Kilda, which will now be played on Wednesday, February 23 at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Ruck Erin McKinnon will also miss both matches under the AFL’s 12-day concussion protocols after suffering a concussion in Saturday’s clash with the Demons.

Casidhe Simmons will also be ruled out for selection in the two upcoming games after suffering a concussion in the AFLW Summer Series on Saturday.

Tarni Evans has returned to the main training group, participating in some modified training and team drills.

Bec Beeson is continuing her ankle rehabilitation and working through her return to run program.

The GIANTS will name their round seven team on Friday at 5:30pm.