Carlton rookie Zac Williams may have to wait until the second round to make his Blues debut after being hit with a one-game suspension by the game review manager.
A few moments later St kilda and Carlton took to the pitch for their preseason draw last week, Williams punched young Saints midfielder Hunter Clark just after the 21-year-old threw the ball into the field.
The 26-year-old was today accused of having engaged in rude conduct, with MRO calling the incident negligence, medium impact and high contact.
Williams has until 11 a.m. Tuesday to respond to the charge.
Melbourne champion Garry Lyon at Carlton’s game called Williams’ act “stupid” while urging match review manager Michael Christian to make a quick statement.
“Concussion conversations right now is the last thing you want to do now,” Lyon told Fox Footy after the game.
“If he had a week, I wouldn’t worry at all… You get off the ground and make head-up contact, it’s a dangerous act.”
“It jumps off the ground and makes head contact, so it’s probably worth a week.
“Take a firm position, make a point at the start of the piece.”
Williams, who was lured away from the GWS Giants on a deal worth over $ 800,000 a season, finished last week’s game with 17 assignments and two goals.
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