'Horrible to watch': AFL rocked by sickening Jarman Impey injury

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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.

Jarman Impey clutched his knee in anguish. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

“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.

Jarman Impey is helped from the field. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The AFL world was left horrified by the sickening injury.