Wodonga's Liam Andrews will never forget the sound when he landed after a marking contest against Myrtleford on Saturday.
"I came down and landed awkwardly and I could hear the crack," he said from home on Monday.
I came down and landed awkwardly and I could hear the crack. It was 10 out of 10 (on the pain scale), they got me on the green whistle (pain relief) when the ambulance came.- Liam Andrews
"It was 10 out of 10 (on the pain scale), they got me on the green whistle (pain relief) when the ambulance came."
The game at Myrtleford's McNamara Reserve had already been held up when team-mate Isaac Cassidy was forced to wait for an ambulance after he was concussed.
Andrews was also taken by ambulance to Wangaratta's hospital where scans on his right ankle revealed no breaks, although he's set to undergo more tests this week.
"They just want to get more scans just in case there's a fracture or ligament damage, it was just so swollen, which it still is now," he explained.
It put a massive dampner on his week after celebrating his 20th birthday just four days earlier.
Meanwhile, Cassidy is also home after he was likewise transported to Wangaratta's hospital.
"He got out of hospital late Saturday night, he's still feeling the effects of the concussion," Bulldogs' football manager Darren Mathey explained.
"He wasn't as responsive as you would hope, I guess (while on the bench)."
Cassidy will now have to sit out the game's mandatory 12-day concussion protocol period and can only return with a medical clearance.
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