Essendon skipper Dyson Heppell is done for the day following this nasty collision with Lions veteran Luke Hodge at the Gabba.

Heppell immediately left the field after the incident and was bleeding from the mouth. He has officially been ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion.

The Bombers leader was dominating prior to his fall, accumulating 10 disposals and booting two goals just five minutes into the second quarter.