Neville Jetta has claimed another finals victim with a brutal bump on Tom Mitchell in Melbourne’s clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.
Last week the small defender laid a tough tackle on Joel Selwood in the first quarter to send the Geelong captain tumbling to the ground:
The spittle coming off Selwood’s mouth as Jetta tackled him. Oh boy. As good as any tackle this year. pic.twitter.com/geNG0dD0XV
— Jon Ralph (@RalphyHeraldSun) September 7, 2018
Nothing captured the clash quite like this set of photos from Fairfax’s Wayne Ludbey:
— Wayne Ludbey (@WLudbey) September 7, 2018
Jetta was at it again on Friday night – and this time he did some damage.
The 28-year-old bumped Tom Mitchell and hurt the Hawthorn star’s right shoulder in the process.
Mitchell spent time in the rooms before coming back out, but he went down again with a minute left in the first term.
“With a shake of the head as he went down there, so he’s definitely not happy with that right shoulder,” Daisy Pearce said in commentary for Channel 7.
Mitchell came back out for the start of the second quarter but the discomfort is a big blow to the Hawks, who are without Jaeger O’Meara due to a knee knock.