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Embley comes to fellow Eagle s defence
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Norm Smith medallist Andrew Embley is confident Quinten Lynch will be cleared to play in Saturday night's semi-final against Collingwood at the MCG despite being under scrutiny for an incident with Scott McMahon.

Lynch cannoned into McMahon's back in a marking contest on the wing and his knee hurt the Kangaroos defender.

The premiership forward has been an important part of the team all year but has a poor record and carry over points which will see him suspended if charged by the match review panel today.

With premiership defender Beau Waters almost certain to be ruled out of the clash with Collingwood because of injury, the Eagles can ill afford to lose another play.

But Embley said he didn't think Lynch had done anything wrong.

"Lynchy's an important player for us structurally. I did see the incident. I think he'll be fine," Embley said.

Midfielder Daniel Kerr refused to address the incident which saw him felled behind the play. North Melbourne star

Brent Harvey will be investigated for his role and is likely to be suspended.

But Kerr said he wouldn't be talking about it.

"I'm feeling fine," Kerr said.

"Watch it on the tribunal. I don't really want to talk about it."