Number one draft pick Jamarra Ugle-Hagan will have to wait a little longer for his AFL debut after he suffered a head knock playing for Footscray in the VFL on Sunday.
Ugle-Hagan injured himself attempting a tackle in the early stages of the Bulldogs’ contest against Carlton at Whitten Oval.
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan won’t be taking further part in today’s game after copping a head knock.
— Footscray Bulldogs (@FootscrayVFL) May 9, 2021
AFL rules require players to abide by a 12-day rest period after experiencing concision, which means Ugle-Hagan will not be available for selection against Port Adelaide next Saturday.
The 19-year-old kicked the first goal of the game before he was knocked out.
A beautiful finish from Jamarra 👌
Tune in to Channel 7 or 7plus to watch the No.1 pick in action! pic.twitter.com/BiLIrAKrtU
— 7AFL (@7AFL) May 9, 2021
In other VFL injury news, Hawthorn ruckman Ned Reeves sustained a left ankle injury in a marking contest and left the ground on crutches.
Premiership ruckman Jonathon Ceglar was named to make his return from an ankle injury but did not play.
— Ben Waterworth (@bjwaterworth) May 8, 2021
Collingwood prospect Reef McInnes was pictured on crutches at quarter-time after sustaining an ankle injury.
Q2 | Reef McInnes is done for the day with an ankle injury 😔 We'll provide updates as we can.
— Collingwood FC VFL (@CollingwoodVFL) May 8, 2021
He did not return to the field and will likely serve a stint on the sidelines.