PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Andrew Gaff of the Eagles looks on at the break during the round 20 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on August 5, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff will not play again in 2018, after the Tribunal handed the star Eagle an eight-match ban.

During the third quarter of West Coast’s win over Fremantle on Sunday, Gaff punched Dockers youngster Andrew Brayshaw in the face, and subsequently broke his jaw.

Brayshaw also had three lower teeth displaced, and can not eat solid foods for the next month.

The incident was referred directly to the Tribunal by match review officer Michael Christian, after being assessed as intentional conduct with severe impact to the head.

Gaff now won’t be available until early next season.