Studs split Magpie’s shin ‘six or eight inches completely open’ in costly win over Swans

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The Sydney Swans say debutant Sam Wicks was wearing “standard-issue screw-in” studs when his boot left Isaac Quaynor with a nasty gash on his shin that will sideline the Collingwood defender for multiple AFL matches.

Quaynor was hurt during the final quarter of the Magpies’ tense nine-point win on Thursday night when he tackled Wicks in the Gabba’s centre square.

Experienced teammates Adam Treloar (hamstring) and Will Hoskin-Elliott (knee) were also injured in the costly victory.

Quaynor, 20, sat on the ground nursing a 15-20 centimetre gash on his right shin for some time before play was halted and he was taken off on a stretcher.

“His studs sort of raked across his shin and actually split his shin six or eight inches completely open,” Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley told reporters post-match.

An AFL player lies on ground grimacing as trainers look at his leg injury with a stretcher nearby.

An AFL player lies on ground grimacing as trainers look at his leg injury with a stretcher nearby.

Magpies defender Isaac Quaynor had to be taken from the Gabba on a stretcher after a bad gash to his shin.(AAP: Darren England)

“The kid could’ve had metal studs in as well, so that was his bad luck, to tackle the only kid that had that.

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“That will be a couple of weeks (out of action) and it will depend on how we can clean the wound and heal that up.”

Sydney coach John Longmire was asked in his post-match press conference whether any of his players were wearing metal studs, but he was not sure.

A Swans spokesperson later confirmed that Wicks had been wearing “standard-issue screw-ins”.

An AFL spokesperson said the league would review the incident during its regular post-match process today.

Buckley said Quaynor’s injury was a case of bad luck.

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“I haven’t heard of that happening in all my time in footy,” he said.

“Studs pierce the skin periodically, but you would never see what happened to Isaac in that last quarter ever.”

Hoskin-Elliott was also the victim of an opponents’ stray boot when he was accidentally stepped on by Dane Rampe.

The incident pierced Hoskin-Elliott’s skin and led to bone bruising that could sideline him for Tuesday’s meeting with Adelaide.

Treloar has a history of hamstring injuries and is expected to miss about three weeks with what Buckley called a “minor” injury.

“He’ll miss some footy,” Buckley said.

AAP

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