Sydney veteran Luke Parker's stint outside of the Swans' AFL side could be prolonged following a bump on a Frankston opponent during a VFL game on Friday.

The second quarter incident saw Parker collect Dolphins player Josh Smith - who did not return to the game - after going past the ball.

Parker's actions are likely to be looked at and scrutinised by the VFL's Match Review Panel, with a rough conduct charge likely to be handed down.

According to News Corp's Jon Ralp, Smith was hospitalised as a result of the collision and suffered multiple facial fractures and a concussion.

The impact Parker's bump had on Smith, coupled with the high contact and carelessness, could combine to see the 31-year-old facing an extended spell on the sidelines through suspension.

A grading of careless conduct, severe impact and high contact would result in a minimum three-game suspension and a likely trip to the VFL Tribunal.

A ban of that length would mean Parker may not play his first AFL game of the season until at least another month, with the Swans' senior side scheduled for a bye in Round 12.

Parker missed the start of the season after suffering a broken arm in the pre-season and is yet to return to John Longmire's team despite strong form at VFL level.

The VFL's match review process is likely to confirm charges from Round 8 on Monday evening or Tuesday morning at the latest.