Collingwood veteran Steele Sidebottom may gain the scrutiny of the Match Review Officer for a dangerous tackle on Carlton midfielder Adam Cerra during Sunday's clash at the MCG.

Early into the second half, Cerra collected possession of the Sherrin inside forward 50 as the Blues were looking to slash the deficit the Magpies held heading at the main break.

Sidebottom was quick to wrap up the former Docker, who lost possession of the ball in the tackle. Perhaps without knowing the ball had become free, Sidebottom continued his tackle on Cerra and slung the Blues onballer to the ground, with his head hitting the turf.

Cerra was awarded a free kick for the tackle and slotted a goal from the set shot to decrease the buffer.

Already this weekend Brisbane young gun Cam Rayner was handed a one-game suspension for a dangerous tackle on Melbourne forward Ben Brown.

The incident between Rayner and Brown saw the former's actions assessed as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact, resulting in the suspension.

While Sidebttom's actions weren't similar to that of Rayner's, the Collingwood midfielder could warrant a rough conduct (dangerous tackle) charge from the MRO.

A one-game suspension would see Sidebottom needing to successfully challenge the charge to be free to play in his side's finals series opener in two weeks time.

The MRO will confirm its charges sheet from Sunday's action on Monday evening.