Three match suspension for Adelaide Crows’ Ebony Marinoff
Adelaide Crows player Ebony Marinoff has been suspended for three matches following the incident that left Cork’s Bríd Stack with a fractured C-7 vertebra.
At the AFL tribunal Marinoff was found guilty of “engaging in forceful front-on contact.”
Stack was dealt with for 30 minutes on the pitch with spinal precaution protocols being followed, before being transferred to hospital.
A scan revealed a fracture of the C-7 vertebra, but thankfully no nerve or spinal damage, meaning the 11 time All Ireland winner will make a full recovery.
The 2016 footballer of the year has begun the process of rehabilitation, and will remain in Australia.
The Crows have until tomorrow to appeal the decision.
You can view the incident below.
Ebony Marinoff has been found guilty of engaging in forceful front-on contact at the AFL Tribunal tonight and has been suspended for three matches. Below is the incident in question, more to come #weflyasone #crowsaflw pic.twitter.com/3FDLg1kXmQ
— Adelaide Crows AFLW (@CrowsAFLW) January 19, 2021