Brayden Maynard’s AFL finals could be OVER following Collingwood star’s brutal hit on Angus Brayshaw in qualifying final win over Melbourne Demons

Brayden Maynard’s AFL finals could be OVER following Collingwood star’s brutal hit on Angus Brayshaw in qualifying final win over Melbourne Demons

  • Brayden Maynard landed a brutal hit on Angus Brayshaw 
  • Dees star was stretchered off in qualifying final defeat
  • Maynard could miss the remainder of the finals because of this 

Collingwood defender Brayden Maynard insists his excessive tried smother that knocked out Melbourne’s Angus Brayshaw was a “footy act” as he awaits the match evaluate officer’s evaluation of the AFL qualifying final incident.

Brayshaw will miss Melbourne’s AFL semi-final after he was flattened lower than 10 minutes into Thursday night time’s recreation on the MCG, which Melbourne misplaced 9.6 (60) to 7.11 (53).

The midfielder was concussed when, with Collingwood main 2.0 (12) to 0.0 (0), he burst ahead and kicked inside 50.

Maynard jumped ahead in an tried smother and picked up Brayshaw excessive along with his shoulder.

Brayshaw was instantly out chilly and required prolonged consideration on the sphere earlier than leaving the sphere on a stretcher and in a neck brace.

Collingwood star could miss the remainder of the finals after a brutal bump on Angus Brayshaw
The Melbourne star needed to be stretchered off throughout their qualifying final defeat

The on-field umpire could be heard on the printed saying Maynard was reported for the excessive contact, whereas Brayshaw’s teammate Bayley Fritsch kicked a aim from the next downfield free kick.

“I do not need to say an excessive amount of, but it surely’s a footy act,” Maynard advised the Seven Community.

“I got here ahead, I jumped to smother the ball and yeah, sadly I simply acquired him on the best way down.

“So I do not know. We’ll have to attend and see what occurs.

“Nevertheless it’s all love. I completely love that man to bits. So yeah, it is shattering what occurred.”

Melbourne ahead Jacob van Rooyen could additionally come below scrutiny for a excessive elbow on Magpies ahead Dan McStay later in the primary quarter.

McStay went off for a concussion check however returned to the sphere.

The 27-year-old Brayshaw has a prolonged concussion historical past from earlier in his profession and wears headgear.

Brayshaw throws a thumbs as much as the gang as he is taken from the sphere on Thursday

Brayshaw gave the gang a thumbs up as he was taken off and was up and about in the Melbourne rooms at half-time speaking to his teammates.

Melbourne vice-captain Jack Viney made a degree of getting in Maynard’s face after the incident, pushing and shoving the defender and inflicting a quick scuffle.

Maynard was additionally booed by Melbourne followers at any time when he got here to the bench.

However the combative Magpie wasn’t rattled and performed out the sport in his sometimes intense style as Collingwood’s defence stood tall to e-book their spot in the preliminary final.

“It’s worrying however you have kind of acquired to maneuver on. It is a bloody intense recreation. It requires so much mentally and in addition bodily,” Maynard stated.

“That is why we’re constructed for this, it is finals.”

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