Patrick Dangerfield’s Brownlow Medal chances are hanging by a thread after a shocking head clash with Adelaide’s Jake Kelly.
The Cats superstar charged at Kelly in the second term and made contact with the defender after he had disposed of the ball.
While it appears the duo suffered an accidental head clash, the Fox Footy team were adamant it was Dangerfield’s responsibility to avoid high contact.
“He has to get a week or two,” commentator Mark Riccuito said.
Jason Dunstall and Nick Riewoldt agreed the contact didn’t look good for Dangerfield.
“He gets rid of it… and it’s a head clash between the two of them,” Dunstall said.
“He didn’t jump to bump which is good. It wasn’t a jump-bump where the shoulder hits the chin.
“But he still effected a bump after the ball has gone and the head clash is going to be his responsibility. We have to protect the head.”
Kelly was taken from the field concussed on the MediCab after the collision.
Riewoldt said the fact Dangerfield chose to bump as Kelly tried to work the ball from defence was going to be an issue.
“No doubt that’s going to get looked at,” he said.
“Basically, if you chose to bump, you forfeit all rights.
“Despite the fact there’s no malice or intention to get him high … that’s irrelevant.”
The Match Review Panel will released their findings on Sunday.