West Coast forward Mark LeCras is set to miss the club’s clash with Collingwood after the bye after being offered a one-match ban for his head-high bump from yesterday’s history-making win.
The 27-year-old dodged a heftier suspension for his hit on Greater Western Sydney youngster Will Hoskin-Elliott from the first term of the 111-point thrashing at Patersons Stadium after the bump was graded as low impact.
LeCras caught Hoskin-Elliott flush on the head with his shoulder, but the opposition forward recovered well to play out the match.
The Eagle star’s six-year good record and an early guilty plea reduced the ban from two matches down to one.
Fremantle defender Paul Duffield is also able to escape with a reprimand for his high bump on Port Adelaide’s Chad Wingard, with the Docker’s good record also helping to limit the penalty.
Eagles defender Shannon Hurn labelled LeCras receiving just a one-week suspension as a “good result” for the club.
“We’ll probably be looking at more of a forward-of-centre player (to replace him),” he said.
“I think Josh Hill went quite well on the weekend and then we’ve had a couple of players in reasonable form like Pat McGinnity and Sam Butler also plays pretty good footy at East Perth.”
Coleman medallist Jarryd Roughead and Essendon star Paul Chapman have each been offered one-game bans for separate bumps, while Western Bulldogs forward Liam Jones is facing a two-match suspension.