The AFL may need to launch an inquiry into the LED lights at Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium, after North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell sliced his knee open during the third quarter of the Roos’ loss to the Cats on Saturday afternoon.
Ziebell left the field and spent eight minutes on the bench after receiving a cut from the lights, and was left wondering how the lights had been left as they were after the game, following the early season incident involving two Geelong players.
Mark Blicavs and Zach Tuohy were both cut open by LED lights at Optus Stadium in a match earlier this year, with Ziebell referencing that incident in a chat with ABC Radio following Saturday’s match.
“It sliced me open quite nice … I thought they had fixed that problem but I had to spend about eight minutes off the ground as well,” Ziebell said on-air.
“It wasn’t ideal …”
The AFL will now look into the incident during the week, as duty of care for players remains deservedly at an all-time high.