Footy star reveals gruesome eye injury

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Brisbane Lions midfielder Mitch Robinson has given fans a close-up glimpse of the gruesome eye injury he sustained against Carlton on Saturday evening.

During the second half at Marvel Stadium, Robinson’s right eye was cut open after a heavy collision with Blues forward Harry McKay.

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The 31-year-old spent time off the field because of the blood rule, returning after medics had stitched up his wound.

He finished the round six contest with 18 disposals, three clearances and two tackles.

Mitch Robinson of the Lions.Source:Getty Images

Mitch Robinson of the Lions.Source:Getty Images

Robinson shared a graphic image of the wound to social media after the 18-point win, captioning the picture: “Halloween came early.”

Lions teammate Rhys Mathieson commented: “Modern day warrior.”

Brisbane ruckman Archie Smith replied: “Somehow you look better.”

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Ouch 😬 https://t.co/SCcxdhzHdK

Unfortunately, Robinson was not the only Lions star who copped an injury during Saturday’s victory — Darcy Gardiner suffered a concussion, while Lachie Neale and Dan McStay also battled niggles.

Hugh McCluggage was superb in the middle with 33 disposals as Charlie Cameron and Eric Hipwood made the most of his delivery, booting three goals each.

Carlton’s brand of attacking football broke open the Lions defence, but ultimately turnovers plagued them in crucial moments – an all-too familiar hallmark of their 2021 season to date.

“The lack of urgency to defend and the lack of appetite to contest (was alarming),” Western Bulldogs great Bob Murphy told AFL Nation.

“It really was as bad as it gets in that second quarter, non-competitive and a lack of connection amongst the players.

“From here (in the commentary box), the detail we could pick up is they didn’t want to do it, it was really selfish and soulless in that second quarter.”
Brisbane will next face Port Adelaide at the Gabba, while Carlton will take on Essendon at the MCG.

— with NCA NewsWire

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