Both Gary Ablett and Nick Vlastuin came off the field within minutes of the 2020 AFL Grand Final beginning.
In a sickening incident, an accidental elbow from Patrick Dangerfield concussed Vlastuin, who was stretched off the field.
Meanwhile, Ablett’s final career started in most heartbreaking of circumstances, with the Cats great coming from the field clutching his left shoulder after a Trent Cotchin tackle.
“This is a massive start to the match,” Terry Wallace said on AFL Nation.
“Huge consequences for both sides.”
Ablett returned to the ground later in the first term.
— SEN 1116 (@1116sen) October 24, 2020