Late in the second quarter of Saturday’s clash with the Blues, Thomas picked up the ball and attempted to fend off Palmer, but collecting the former GWS Giant in the head with his elbow.
"He had genuine intent to hurt there"
— 7VFL (@7VFL) June 17, 2017
Thomas would be risking a two-match ban if he decides to contest the charge.
The suspension will see Thomas miss Werribee’s clash with Footscray on Saturday, and he will also be unavailable for North Melbourne’s game against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night.
The 29-year-old hasn’t played AFL football since round five after he was dropped following a string of poor performances.