The GIANTS have accepted Sam Reid’s two match suspension for rough conduct.
The incident occurred between Reid and Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe during the third quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Dockers. Fyfe suffered a concussion and was subbed out of the game.
Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct, High Impact and High Contact.
“We’ve accepted the two-match suspension,” GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney said.
“Sam maintains he never saw Nat and only braced for impact at the last second, however we understand that Nat did suffer a concussion as a result of the incident.
“Once the incident was classified as a bump rather than a brace, our advice was that there were limited options for us to challenge the suspension successfully.
“We understand the increased and necessary focus on any incidents that cause concussion or head-high contact and have accepted the two weeks.”
Meanwhile, draftee Ryan Angwin will face the VFL Tribunal on Tuesday evening to challenge a charge of forceful contact.
The incident occurred in a practice match against the Swans at Tom Wills Oval on March 21.