AFLW Adelaide Crows star Ebony Marinoff has been handed a massive three-week suspension – the longest in AFLW history – for her hit on Giant Brid Stack.

Stack was taken to hospital immediately after the incident during Sunday’s practice match but escaped with a minor neck break.

After being found guilty on by the tribunal on Tuesday night it means Marinoff would miss one-third of the nine-week 2021 AFLW season.

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Brid Stack of the Giants is attended to by medical staff during the AFLW pre-season match between the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants at Norwood Oval on January 17, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

The Crows will now ponder challenging the outcome, with Marinoff declaring in a statement it was not her intention to hurt Stack.

“I’m really disappointed with this outcome, it was never my intention to hurt Brid,” Marinoff said.

“Every time I go onto the footy field I want to play hard but fair football and I believe that’s what I did on Sunday.

“I reached out to Brid to send her my best and I wish her a fast recovery.”

Crows head of women’s football Phil Harper revealed that the club would up an appeal.

“The club is really disappointed with this outcome and we’ll be considering our options going forward,” Harper said.

Marinoff’s suspension was met with criticism from the football community on social media.

Carlton and Collingwood kick off the 2021 AFLW season on Thursday, January 28 at Ikon Park AEDT.