Adelaide Crows midfielder Ebony Marinoff has been handed a three game ban for her foul on former Cork star Brid Stack in an Aussie Rules warm-up game.
Stack suffered a fracture of the C-7 vertebra on her first start for Greater Western Sydney Giants in a practice match on Sunday.
The 11 time All-Ireland winner with Cork is expected to make a full recovery.
Marinoff was brought before an AFLW tribunal and pleaded not guilty.
However, she was found to be culpable of engaging in forceful front-on contact.
Marinoff has said the collision was unintentional.
"I am really disappointed with this outcome. It was never my intention to hurt Brid. Every time I go onto the footy field I want to play hard but fair football and I believe that's what I did on Sunday. I reached out to Brid to send her my best and I wish her a fast recovery."
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