MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Zach Merrett of the Bombers directs his teammates during the round 21 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Zach Merrett has received a one-week suspension for his hit on Jack Silvagni.

The MRO deemed the incident careless and high impact to the body.

Merrett will miss Friday night’s clash against Collingwood, unless he challenges the result.