St Kilda veteran Sam Gilbert was sidelined in the last quarter with a serious hand injury.
Gilbert appeared to have his right hand stomped on early in the last term.
Triple M boundary rider Neroli Meadows saw him receiving treatment on the bench.
“It looks like Sam Gilbert’s day is officially done," she said.
Dr Rohan White took a closer look, and spotted the nasty extent of Gilbert's injury.
"We're just having a closer look, he's got a splint on that, (it's) heavily bandaged," he said.
"It's what we call an open fracture: the bone was actually coming through the skin on the palm of his hand.
"That could be several weeks for Gilbert."