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Brad Crouch bump, video, St Kilda vs Brisbane, how many weeks, Patrick Cripps appeal, ban overturned, reaction

St Kilda midfielder Brad Crouch could face a watch from the match review officer for a late tackle on Brisbane Lions opponent Darcy Gardiner.

Crouch tackled Gardiner in the second quarter at Marvel Stadium on Friday night, when the Saints star took off and hit Gardiner in the head, sending the Lions defender to the ground in need of medical attention.

The incident led many to believe a ban could be handed to Crouch.

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“I don’t think it’s good,” Brian Taylor said on Channel Seven.

“This is a head-to-head relationship with the mound and it can be a solution.”

“That’s weeks,” said co-commentator Daisy Pearce. At least a week and anything longer depends on what those doctors are doing right now.

James Brayshaw replied, “You say so, but how does one know in the current landscape?”

The Crouch incident comes less than 24 hours after the AFL’s Appeals Board overturned an AFL Tribunal decision to suspend Carlton captain Patrick Cripps for two games for offensive conduct.

The Appeals Board found that there was a lack of procedural fairness given to Cripps and Carlton by the Tribunal, and overturned the suspension due to the problem with Calum Ah Chee.

“It’s the biggest race in the sport right now … it’s a joke,” Lyons said of the review system.

“We don’t know what’s going on. ‘Procedural justice’, come on.

“I hope this isn’t the start of a long concussion run for Callum Ah Chee, because we’re going back to this moment of ‘this is the AFL that makes a lot of noise but (doesn’t do enough)’.”

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