Police are reportedly investigating an on-field assault during a suburban football match between Wandon Bulldogs and Healesville in the Yarra Ranges Football League in Victoria.
Robbie Ross, a ruckman for the Bulldogs, was punched from behind just 90 seconds into the match, shattering his cheekbone.
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He did not see the hit coming, telling AAP he knew straight away he had a broken cheekbone.
Ross is set to undergo surgery on Friday to push the cheekbone back into place.
Healesville Football Club are understood to be cooperating with the investigation.