Sydney veteran Josh Kennedy has limped off the bottom and tensions have flared in a brutal five-minute passage of play at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
With 4 minutes remaining within the ultimate time period, Carlton defender Sam Docherty was collected by Kennedy as he took a mark within the backhalf, which rapidly despatched gamers from each side into remonstrate with their opponents.
As Docherty remained on his haunches, Kennedy grabbed at his proper hamstring.
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Docherty got here from the bottom with a blood rule, whereas Kennedy limped off with the help of trainers earlier than being instantly subbed out of the sport.
It was the beginning of a brutal sequence of play, with Luke Parker showing to tweak his ankle and hobbling for the rest of the time period.
Paddy McCartin was left sprawled on the bottom after Corey Durdin’s knee collided with McCartin’s again area after which Nick Blakey limped off the bottom with a physio after a bruising marking contest involving Patrick Cripps.
“They are falling like nine pins here at the moment,” Brian Taylor stated on Channel 7.
Docherty stayed off the bottom for the rest of the quarter, which was extraordinary in its personal proper given the Blues kicked 9 targets to a few within the time period.
“Chaos on the half forward flank with that injury and that incident involving the star players in Docherty and Kennedy,” Herald Solar reporter Jon Ralph instructed Fox Footy.
“Potential suspension for Kennedy, that will probably be immaterial given just the extent of that right hamstring injury.
“Sydney will be worried for the potential for a tendon there. You could lip read his concern, he knew that he was in significant strife there.”