Collingwood’s Brayden Maynard on report for high contact after knocking out Melbourne’s Angus Brayshaw

Collingwood’s Brayden Maynard on report for high contact after knocking out Melbourne’s Angus Brayshaw

Collingwood’s Brayden Maynard has known as his hit on Angus Brayshaw a ‘footy act’ following a sickening collision initially of the Magpies’ victory over the Demons on Thursday evening.

The 2 got here collectively lower than 5 minutes into the opening quarter of the primary qualifying last on the MCG, with Brayshaw being stretchered off the bottom.

The Demons had been working ahead out of the center when Brayshaw tried to kick downfield.

Maynard left the bottom in an try to dam the kick, Brayshaw received the ball off and the Magpies participant’s momentum carried him ahead by the air.

Maynard’s shoulder collided with Brayshaw’s head. The Demons midfielder — who has had earlier issues after a number of concussions, and has worn a helmet for a number of seasons — was laid flat on the bottom with out transferring for a minute.

His livid teammates surrounded Maynard, as medical workers handled Brayshaw. The Collingwood participant was put on report.

Maynard was requested after the sport in regards to the collision and whether or not he thought he might be in hassle for the hit.

“I do not need to say an excessive amount of, however it’s a footy act. I got here ahead, I jumped to smother the ball and yeah, sadly I simply received him on the best way down,” he instructed Channel Seven.

“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.”

Brayshaw gave a thumbs-up to the group as he was stretchered off the sphere, with Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin confirming Brayshaw was transferring and speaking within the rooms at half-time.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin was visibly sad with the incident in his post-match press convention, however stopped in need of saying Maynard needs to be suspended.

“It’s going to be sorted out throughout the week, however we have a reasonably shattered participant in there,” Goodwin mentioned.

“You may solely go by the info. He jumped off the bottom and knocked a man out. I suppose time will inform.”

One AFL player lies motionless on the ground, two players at his aid, as a trainer runs on the ground.

Melbourne gamers had been notably involved for Angus Brayshaw given his earlier historical past of concussions.(AAP: Joel Carrett)

If the incident is dominated a soccer motion, with no different possibility for Maynard, then the Magpies participant can be more likely to escape sanction.

Nonetheless, if the match evaluation officer Michael Christian, guidelines that Maynard left the bottom and hit Brayshaw high, resulting in concussion, then Maynard may face a ban of two or extra weeks, which might finish his season.

The Demons are additionally prone to dropping a participant to suspension.

In one other first quarter incident, Melbourne ahead Jacob van Rooyen hit Collingwood’s Dan McStay with a high elbow.

McStay went off the bottom and was given a HIA evaluation, however returned to play on.


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