AFL fans and viewers were shocked by “horrible scenes” at the end of Carlton’s clash with GWS on Saturday night, with Blues ruckman Tom De Koning struggling to make his way off the field after being concussed.
In the dying minutes of the game at Marvel Stadium, De Koning took a spectacular mark over the top of Giants star Toby Greene, before landing heavily on the turf.
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De Koning’s head slammed into the ground and his knee hit his chin hard, leaving the Blues youngster concussed as he lay motionless for a few moments.
“It’s a sickening hit,” North Melbourne great David King told Fox Footy.
“That’ll hurt. He might not get up from that,” five-time Hawthorn premiership player Dermott Brereton added.
“He landed really heavily….