‘7-8 weeks’: Brownlow contender set for massive suspension for off-the-ball hit
Brownlow medal fancy Andrew Gaff is facing one of the longest suspensions in many years.
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The West Coast Eagles midfielder hit first-year Fremantle player Andrew Brayshaw off the ball during Sunday’s derby.
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Brayshaw left the ground in an ambulance and is today nursing a broken jaw.
He also has four displaced teeth.
Dockers coach Ross Lyon described the incident as a “king hit” and said his 18-year-old player was in a “real mess”.
Gaff will be referred straight to the tribunal.
Jon Anderson told Ross and John precedent showed Gaff was in line for a suspension of at least six weeks.
“(Melbourne player) Tomas Bugg last year whacked Callum Mills in a similar type of incident, and Mills played the next week,” Ando explained.
“Bugg got five weeks.
“Now, the tribunal is massive on what happens to the player that gets struck. Well, Brayshaw’s got a broken jaw and displaced teeth.
“I think (Gaff) gets seven or eight weeks.”
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