North young-gun, Tarryn Thomas, has been ruled out of this weekend’s clash with Geelong.
The Kangaroos’ number 26 suffered a delayed onset of concussion following an incident in Saturday’s game against Carlton.
While he was assessed and cleared to continue playing out the game by club doctors, Thomas later developed symptoms and subsequently enters the AFL’s 12-day concussion protocols.
North GM football, Brady Rawlings, said it was disappointing but Thomas’ welfare is paramount.
“It’s obviously disappointing to lose someone like Tarryn, particularly as he’s in red-hot form, but we always prioritise the health and wellbeing of our players,” Rawlings said.
“The concussion protocols are in place for a good reason and we will continue to monitor Tarryn closely, and hope he only misses one week.”
The 21-year-old is averaging a career-high 18 disposals, 4 marks and a goal in 2021, and is coming off a 23 possession, 4-goal haul against the Blues.