Hawthorn captain James Sicily can expect some level of scrutiny from the AFL's Match Review Officer after making high contact on St Kilda forward Anthony Caminiti with a bump.

During the third term of Saturday's game at Marvel Stadium, both Sicily and Caminiti were competing for a loose ball deep into the Saints' forward line when the latter fumbled the ball in an attempt to gain possession.

Approaching Caminiti as he looked to attain possession of the ball, Sicily moved into a bumping action before making contact with Caminiti high and flooring the young Saint.

Sicily's actions are likely to warrant a charge of rough conduct from the Match Review Officer, who is likely to grade the conduct as 'careless' and contact as 'high'.

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The impact grading will likely decide whether Sicily is handed a suspension or fine, with a grading of 'medium impact' along with careless conduct and high contact to result in a one-game ban.

Should the Hawks skipper be handed a suspension, then he will be in line to miss his side's Round 12 clash with Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval next Saturday.

The incident could draw comparisons to Lance Franklin's Round 1 hit on Gold Coast defender Sam Collins, which was graded as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact, with the Swans accepting a one-game suspension.

Should the level of impact be seen as 'low', then Sicily can expect a financial sanction for his actions.

Caminiti was able to continue in the match after the incident in question, with no recorded concussion likely to help Sicily's case.

The Hawks defender put on arguably a career-best game, recording 42 disposals, 16 marks and 17 contested possessions at 90% efficiency.

The MRO will release their findings for all of Saturday's action on Sunday evening.