#AFL Andrew Brayshaw can’t eat solids for month after Andrew Gaff ‘king hit’, Fremantle Dockers say

Fremantle rookie Andrew Brayshaw has undergone surgery to repair a broken jaw and three displaced lower teeth after being punched by West Coast’s Andrew Gaff, the Dockers have announced.

Key points:

  • Andrew Brayshaw is recovering at home after surgery and will be out for the season
  • Hit by West Coast’s Andrew Gaff likely to be referred straight to AFL tribunal
  • Former Fremantle captain Peter Bell questions behaviour of some Eagles fans

The club has released a statement saying Brayshaw is recovering at home with his parents, cannot eat solid foods for four weeks and will miss the rest of the season.

The Dockers said the midfielder’s teeth were “put back into place and splinted” and medical staff had advised the surgery “went well”.

Gaff struck Brayshaw off the ball during the third quarter West Coast’s 58-point victory, prompting an emotional Dockers coach Ross Lyon to describe it as a “king hit”.

“I’ve got an 18-year-old kid that I’ve seen in a real mess when I came down to the room … and his mum in tears as I walked in. It’s not very palatable,” he said after the game.

“It’s very distressing.

 

Source: Andrew Brayshaw can’t eat solids for month after Andrew Gaff ‘king hit’, Fremantle Dockers say – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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