MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Jack Silvagni of the Blues looks on before warm up during the round five AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Carlton has confirmed Jack Silvagni suffered a bruised lung and fractured rib in last night's win over Essendon.

Silvagni left the field early in the contest after a knock to his ribs by Essendon's Zach Merrett.

He did not return to the field and was sent to hospital for scans.

Merrett has come under fire for the incident, which will be reviewed by the MRO.