Cora Staunton has suffered a double leg break while playing in the AFL Sydney Premier Division Women’s competition.

The four-time All-Ireland winner was playing for the UNSW-ES Bulldogs side when she sustained the injury from a tackle in the third quarter of their game against Macquarie University.

Initial scans have confirmed that the Carnacon forward has broken both the tibia and fibula bones in her right leg, according to Staunton's Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) club Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants.

The club adds that Staunton will undergo more tests to establish the full extent of the damage with surgery expected in the coming days.

Along with Donegal star forward Yvonne Bonner, Staunton recently signed a new contract with the Giants for the 2020 AFLW season.

An 11-time All-Star, Staunton has flourished with the club since her debut season as she heads into her third campaign with the Giants.

The Sydney outfit finished in third place Conference B of the AFLW ladder at the end of the 2019 season.