Richmond Tigers midfielder Dion Prestia knocked out by brutal hit from Geelong Cat Tom Stewart
Star Richmond midfielder Dion Prestia has been subbed off with concussion after receiving a forceful elbow from All-Australian Geelong defender Tom Stewart.
Prestia was dazed and confused following the incident in the first quarter of Saturday’s monster round 15 game at the MCG.
The triple premiership star had tapped a loose ball to Tigers teammate Jack Graham before Stewart came in late and clipped Prestia with his elbow.
Prestia was helped off the ground by trainers and then replaced in the match by Richmond big man Ivan Soldo.
The incident is certain to attract attention from the match review officer and Stewart could be facing a hefty suspension.
Stewart was in deep conversation with Cats coach Chris Scott during the quarter-time break as the 29-year-old appeared to be upset with his actions.
Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.
Sign up for our emails