Port Adelaide’s Hamish Hartlett and the Western Bulldogs’ Clay Smith have both accepted one-match AFL suspensions.
Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett and Western Bulldogs utility Clay Smith have both submitted early guilty pleas and accepted one-match suspensions offered by the AFL match review panel.
Hartlett’s poor record meant he could not have his striking charge against Hawthorn youngster Bradley Hill downgraded to a reprimand.
He will miss the ladder-leading Power’s game against Melbourne in Alice Springs on Saturday night.
Smith risked a two-match sanction had he unsuccessfully contested a rough conduct charge against Gold Coast’s Luke Russell at the tribunal.
But it proved to be academic as Smith will miss up to two months after injuring his AC joint in the loss to Gold Coast.
Bulldogs medical services manager Andrew McKenzie said Smith would undergo a similar bout of surgery to that of teammate Jordan Roughead earlier this year.
“Clay will have surgery this afternoon after scans yesterday revealed some damage to his right AC joint,” McKenzie said on Tuesday.
“The procedure is not dissimilar to Jordan Roughead’s, who was able to make a fairly swift recovery, with some meticulous rehabilitation.”
GWS spearhead Jeremy Cameron will not miss any matches despite pleading guilty to two charges.
He accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points for striking Richmond defender Dylan Grimes and was docked $1800 for engaging in misconduct against the same player.
Collingwood’s Jarryd Blair was issued with a reprimand and 93.75 carry-over points for striking West Coast’s Mitch Brown.
Gold Coast key forward Tom Lynch was fined $900 for making negligent contact with an umpire.
The tribunal was not required to sit on Tuesday night.