MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: Scott Thompson of the Kangaroos is confronted by Jack Gunston of the Hawks and Sam Mitchell (C) during the round 16 AFL match between North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on July 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

North Melbourne defender Scott Thompson is facing a stint on the sidelines after an intentional elbow connected with Patrick Dangerfield’s head.

The incident happened midway through the first quarter, with the pair on the ground after Dangerfield fired off a handball.

Thompson fell on Dangerfield and followed through with his elbow, with the Brownlow Medallist slow to get back to his feet.

Is Thompson in trouble?