Adelaide's Richard Douglas can accept a one-match ban for his bump on Essendon's Zach Merrett during the Crows' loss to the Bombes on Friday night.

The incident happened late in the first quarter, when Douglas collected Merrett with a bump, that saw the Essendon midfielder remain on the turf after the hit.

Merrett was eventually helped from the field by trainers, and was subsequently ruled out of the contest with concussion.

Douglas will now miss the grand final rematch between Adelaide and Richmond at the Adelaide Oval next Thursday night.

Essendon's Brendon Goddard can accept a $1000 fine for carless contact with an umpire.