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AFLW: Everything you need to know in the lead up to this weekend’s preliminary finals

Melbourne’s inspiring captain Daisy Pearce will be given until the last minute to prove her fitness ahead of the Demons’ AFLW preliminary final clash with the Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Pearce, who injured the medial collateral ligament in her right knee a fortnight ago, missed her side’s qualifying final win over Fremantle last weekend, but is continuing her diligent rehab and is doing all she can to make a stunning comeback against Adelaide.

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Injured Melbourne star Daisy Pearce’s teammates did the job in her absence, but will she be ready to face the Crows? Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

The 32-year-old started running on her sore knee over the weekend and returned to limited training and running drills on the track on Tuesday.

According to the club, Pearce is doing everything she can to put herself in the best position for a possible return, and is reportedly staying positive and keeping open-minded in her rehab.

While the Demons have prepared themselves to face the Crows without their 30-game skipper, they know a returning Pearce would be an added bonus to the team that has won its past five straight games.

Melbourne take on the Crows from 2.10pm on Saturday at Adelaide Oval, with the winner progressing to the AFLW grand final and will face the winner of Brisbane and Collingwood in the decider.

Originally published asWill she or won’t she? Daisy’s race against time

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