Jed Lamb hit with ban over nasty 'eye gouge' incident

Jason Phelan and Roger Vaughan
Jed Lamb hit with ban over nasty 'eye gouge' incident

Carlton's Jed Lamb has been slapped with a one-match AFL ban for attempting to eye-gouge St Kilda's Jade Gresham.

Lamb was charged with making unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the eye region over the incident, classified as careless conduct with medium impact to the head.

The skirmish occurred during the second quarter of the Saints' 64-point win at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

Lamb also kneed Gresham during the same incident but the impact wasn't sufficient to warrant a charge.

AFL match review officer Michael Christian also offered Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker a one-match ban after he assessed Thursday night's clash at Adelaide Oval.

Not a good look. Image: AAP

Walker was offered the suspension for his high bump on Geelong defender Zach Tuohy in the first quarter of the Crows' win.

He crunched Tuohy as the Geelong defender was going for the ball and the Irishman had to be helped from the field.

Tuohy passed concussion tests and returned in the second term.

Christian graded the bump as careless conduct with medium impact to the head.

Fellow Adelaide star Bryce Gibbs can accept a $2000 fine for rough conduct after an incident off the ball, also in the opening term, in which he felled Cats captain Joel Selwood.

But young Adelaide forward Lachlan Murphy was cleared for a dangerous tackle on Selwood during the second quarter.

Walker is out of next week's match against Brisbane unless he successfully challenges the charge at the tribunal.