Richmond Tigers midfielder Dion Prestia knocked out by brutal hit from Geelong Cat Tom Stewart

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Dion Prestia was helped up by trainers after Tom Stewart’s brutal bump.
Camera IconDion Prestia was helped up by trainers after Tom Stewart’s brutal bump. Credit: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

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.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Dion Prestia of the Tigers is seen injured during the 2022 AFL Round 15 match between the Geelong Cats and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 25, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconPrestia was helped up by trainers. Credit: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Dion Prestia of the Tigers 
 is helped from the ground during the round 15 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 25, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
Camera IconRichmond’s medical substitute was activated. Credit: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

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.

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