The AFL may investigate the circumstances surrounding Jed Anderson’s concussion amid questions about why the North Melbourne star was allowed to return to the field on Saturday.
Anderson limped after taking a knee to the face during a scoring drive in the third quarter, but was later cleared to return to the field after being cleared by medical staff.
Speaking to reporters after the game, North Melbourne coach Leigh Adams admitted he had yet to see the vision but would support the club doctors.
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“I haven’t seen the vision yet, but I’m comfortable that our doctors made the right decision regardless,” Adams said.
“I’m not 100 percent sure, I know he came in with the blood law, and then I was told he went into concussion protocols three quarters of the time.
I’m not sure how long it stayed in those protocols after three-quarters of Sirin left, but it was removed pretty quickly after that.
Anderson will miss North’s final game against Gold Coast at Marvell Stadium.
Speaking Fox Footy Later in the evening, Nick Rialt and Jonathan Brown both said Anderson should not have been allowed back on the field, but could understand why there might be confusion on the bench.
“You notice the doctor walking around there talking to one of the other coaches,” Riewoldt said.
“If the doctor had seen him directly, I think he would have gone, ‘I’m not sure this guy is right,’ but he missed that.
Brown added: “It can be chaotic on the bench, so I think it’s clearly missed.”
“They’ve gone back, reviewed the vision and the event and once they’ve done the proper due diligence, they submit it. You didn’t expect them to get into so much trouble.”