CORK football legend Bríd Stack is set to make a full recovery from the neck injury she suffered in Australia last weekend, but Ebony Marinoff has been suspended for three matches for the tackle.
A tribunal found the Adelaide Crows player guilty of 'engaging in forceful front-on contact' which led to Stack fracturing her C-7 vertebra.
Ebony Marinoff has been found guilty of engaging in forceful front-on contact at the AFL Tribunal tonight and has been suspended for three matches. Below is the incident in question, more to come #weflyasone #crowsaflw pic.twitter.com/3FDLg1kXmQ— Adelaide Crows AFLW (@CrowsAFLW) January 19, 2021
The three-match ban is a record for AFLW, which has a short season of just nine weeks.
"I'm really disappointed with this outcome, it was never my intention to hurt Bríd," Marinoff said after the hearing.
"Every time I go onto the footy field I want to play hard but fair football and I believe that's what I did on Sunday.
"I reached out to Brid to send her my best and I wish her a fast recovery."
The 11-time All-Ireland winner was released from hospital early on Monday to re-join the Giants squad who are based in Adelaide for at least the next two weeks.
The 34-year-old headed to Australia in December with her husband Carthach Keane and their son Carthach Óg, having last lined out for Cork in 2018.
Stack faces a race against time to get back fit to feature for the Giants in the coming months.