Adelaide player hit with record ban for the tackle that injured Bríd Stack

Ebony Marinoff is set to miss three matches after Aussie Rules preseason game
Adelaide player hit with record ban for the tackle that injured Bríd Stack

Bríd Stack suffered a worrying injury in her debut for the Giants in the AFLW pre-season match.

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.

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.

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