MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - JUNE 25: Lachie Henderson of the Cats is tackled by Paddy McCartin of the Saints and Darren Minchington of the Saints during the round 14 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Concussion sidelines Saints young gun

St Kilda forward Paddy McCartin will miss at least one week after suffering his third concussion this season on the weekend.

McCartin was concussed when he was hit in the head┬áduring a marking contest in the first quarter of the Saints’ loss to the Suns on the weekend.

St Kilda football manager Jamie Cox┬áconfirmed that the 20-year-old will miss this week’s clash with Essendon at Etihad Stadium, and potentially longer.

“He’s recovered well from the weekend,” Cox said.

“At this stage, we’ve already made the decision that Paddy will miss this week’s football, which will give us a chance to do all the necessary medical tests on Paddy, and give us a much better idea about when Paddy’s ready to return to play.”

McCartin suffered concussions in Round 3 against the Pies and Round 11 against the Crows.