KATIE Milligan, the injured girlfriend of disgraced rugby league star Greg Bird, says she intends to withdraw an Apprehended Violence Order put in place by police for her protection. The American law student was allegedly glassed by Bird in an argument between the two in their beachfront apartment in Cronulla, south Sydney, in August. Lawyers for Ms Milligan, 24, told Downing Centre Local Court today they would lodge an application to revoke the AVO when Bird faces court next on October 9. Ms Milligan entered the court this morning for her first encounter with a court over the whole affair, since being released from hospital. Bird, also 24, has pleaded not guilty to maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on Milligan, who underwent emergency surgery to her left eye after the attack. She has been left with scars on her upper eyelid and cheek. Outside court, Ms Milligan said she still "very much" stood by Bird. "I definitely don't want the AVO," she said. With her lawyer beside her, she declined to answer if she planned to move back in with Bird, but she did confirm they had spoken several times since the incident.