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Liberatore rested by Bulldogs after ‘worrying’ midgame collapse

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Liberatore rested by Bulldogs after 'worrying' midgame collapse

Tom Liberatore will be rested for the Western Bulldogs’ next game after his dramatic collapse during Friday night’s loss to Essendon.

The star midfielder fell to the ground with no one near him at Marvel Stadium, prompting his opponent Darcy Parish to ask the benches for help.

The Bulldogs say their clearance beast has passed concussion protocols but will not take part in next Thursday night’s game against St Kilda after the “concerning” incident.

Aware of the sensitivity around concussions in the sport, the Dogs struggled to explain what was happening with Liberatore.

“Following immediately [the game]”Liberatore reported to the Bulldogs medical team with no concussion symptoms and passed a head injury assessment, conducted in accordance with AFL protocols,” the club said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

“Tom remains without concussion symptoms this morning. However, given the worrying nature of the game footage during the final minutes showing Tom falling to the ground, the club’s medical team subsequently made the decision to place him in concussion protocols. cerebral.

“This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution, with Tom’s health and well-being being the absolute priority.

“As a result, Tom will miss Thursday’s game against St Kilda and will continue to be monitored.”

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