Carlton's Jordan Boyd and Adelaide's Josh Rachele are awaiting potential MRO strife following separate incidents on Saturday.

Boyd is in hot water after committing a dangerous tackle on Port Adelaide's Darcy Byrne-Jones during the Blues' belting of the Power at Marvel Stadium.

The Carlton utility appeared to pin both of Byrne-Jones' arms before tackling him to the ground, with the Port Adelaide defender's head making contact with the turf. A free kick was paid against Boyd for the action.

Byrne-Jones was substituted out of Saturday's contest due to a concussion stemming from Boyd's tackle, likely leading to an MRO impact grading of high. Due to the AFL's concussion protocols, the Power defender will automatically miss next week's blockbuster clash with Collingwood at Adelaide Oval.

Additional gradings of careless conduct and high contact could result in a two-game suspension for Boyd.

Crows forward Rachele, meanwhile, is awaiting Michael Christian's wrath following a striking charge he received during Saturday night's loss to GWS.

During the second quarter of action at Adelaide Oval, Rachele remonstrated with GWS' Harry Perryman after the Giant appeared to make high contact with the Crows forward.

Rachele slung Perryman to the ground and shoved him for good measure, leading to GWS defender Jack Buckley's intervention. Buckley didn't get very far, though, as Rachele swung at the Giant in what conveyed a punching action.

The incident compelled the adjudicating umpire to enforce a 50-metre penalty against Rachele, as well as place the second-year Crow on report for striking.

Rachele was the subject of close attention by the Giants on Saturday night, finding himself in the middle of numerous physical contests throughout the narrow loss.

An MRO decision regarding potential suspensions for Boyd and Rachele will be revealed on Sunday evening.

Adelaide is scheduled to play Melbourne at the MCG, while Carlton is set to match up with the West Coast Eagles in Round 19.