WARNING: The following contains graphic images that some readers may find confronting.
Hawthorn star Jarman Impey has suffered a horrible knee injury in his side’s clash with Geelong.
Impey went up for a contested mark early in Saturday’s game at the MCG but landed very awkwardly.
His right knee buckled gruesomely as he hit the ground, crumpling to a heap on the turf.
He immediately cried out in anguish and grabbed his knee, the game coming to a complete stop while he received medical attention.
Impey was helped from the field by trainers, heading straight for the dressing rooms.
“This is horrible to watch,” one commentator said as a replay was shown.
“You’ve just got to hope for bone bruising,” Brisbane Lions great Jonathan Brown added.
Impey, 24, has averaged 17.5 disposals and 5.1 marks in 16 games this season, but his hopes of playing finals might have been ruined.
“He’s been exceptional. He’s had an outstanding season and been a great acquisition. A virtual steal from the Port Adelaide,” David King said.
The AFL world was left horrified by the sickening injury.
This is shattering for Jarman Impey...has been immense since coming over from Port..hopefully not as bad as it looks— Punting Baron (@PuntingBaron) July 21, 2019
Stretcher coming out for Jarman Impey. Landed on his right knee. Looks bad.— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) July 21, 2019
Ouch 😫— Jennifer Cook (@Jennifer_Cook23) July 21, 2019
😭— Samantha (@FFaztastic) July 21, 2019