AFL player sidelined after being hit in the head with a golf ball

This probably wasn’t what they had in mind when the AFL introduced their new concussion rule.

Daniel Cherry at The Age is reporting that St.Kilda’s Max King will be sidelined for a week after being hit in the head by a golf ball while playing Brighton Golf Club last week.

The Saints confirmed on Sunday that King would miss the round one date with Greater Western Sydney in Sydney next Sunday after being struck by a golf ball while playing a round in Brighton on Thursday with friends on his day off.

Tests showed that the youngster had suffered what the club has described as “mild concussion,” automatically ruling him out of the game against the Giants under the AFL’s new rules in which players cannot play in the 12-day window after being concussed.

Ben Waterworth at FoxSports is suggesting that it happened as a result of a shank from one of King’s playing partners.

Multiple reports on Sunday night suggested a friend of King shanked his shot and hit the ball at right angles, striking King in the temple.

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