Wangaratta’s Lachlan Campbell has escaped serious injury after reportedly receiving heavy contact to the back of his head during Sunday’s senior men’s quarter-final clash against Albury United at La Trobe.
Campbell left the field late in the game and was groggy for more than 15 minutes, before being taken to hospital for a checkup.
Wangaratta senior coach Mario Antonello admitted he didn’t see what happened to the young defender, but is relieved he wasn’t badly concussed.
“I was talking to him on Sunday night and he went to the hospital with a lump on his head,” Antonello said.
“He went straight home and as far as I know he’s alright.”
“A few people said they saw it behind the goals, but that’s only what I’ve heard.
“I don’t really know a hell of a lot about it all to be honest.”
Wangaratta went on to record a convincing 6-1 victory, with imports Adam Burchell (four goals) and Julian Gaona (two) causing plenty of headaches for the Greens’ defence.
Antonello will give Campbell every chance to play in Sunday’s semi-final against Boomers at Jelbart Park.
“He wasn’t knocked out or anything and he’s a tough kid,” Antonello said.
“I wouldn’t have thought he will miss.”
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