Collingwood forward Lachie Schultz has accepted a one-match suspension for his brain fade strike to Carlton's Blake Acres during Friday night's win at the MCG.

Schultz in the final term was seen retaliating to a push from Acres behind the play, raising his arm to the winger's neck, and was ultimately penalised for the act by the adjudicating umpire.

The Match Review Officer (MRO) Michael Christian graded the incident as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact, constituting a week off for the former Docker.

Schultz weighed on his act following the club's acceptance of the ban, which will see him miss the Round 9 clash with West Coast at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.

“I apologise for my action towards Blake on Friday night. This was out of character for me, and I acknowledge my actions need to be better.”

Veteran AFL reporter Jon Ralph described the incident as an “old-fashioned rabbit punch” on Fox Footy.

“You'd normally think that's not too bad but as we've seen in the last seven or eight days, Mabior Chol on Errol Gulden, anything that is a fend behind play becomes (graded as) intentional now.”

Schultz will join fellow pressure forward Beau McCreery on the sidelines as the latter entered concussion protocols following an errant knee to the head in a marking contest.

The Pies also accepted the financial sanction handed down to Scott Pendlebury of $1,875 ($1,250 early plea) for careless conduct with an umpire.

Craig McRae will now look to the VFL to reshuffle the forward line that will be without Schultz and McCreery.

Midfielders Jordan De Goey and Tom Mitchell are also unlikely to take their place in the senior side following their respective injuries.

Mitchell was pulled from the Round 8 match due to an ongoing foot issue, which was compounded by an appendicitis issue that has hospitalised the Brownlow medallist.

De Goey has yet to be ruled out but is rumoured to be dealing with osteitis pubis, according to Channel 9's Tom Morris.

Former Saint Jack Bytel has been in stellar form and could play a role for the black and white across the half-forward line while Joe Richards has been hitting the scoreboard frequently.

AFL debutant Lachie Sullivan will also look to play a full game as he started as the sub on Friday against the Blues.