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Sickening bump leaves the AFL world in disbelief

Shane McAdam could be ready for an early season break after delivering a crushing blow to Jacob Wehr.

The Adelaide Crows player lined up and ran through the young GWS Giants in a bump that could be heard around the stadium.

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As Wehr waited for the ball after a short kick, McAdam ducked his shoulder and ran through the youngster, sending his head spinning in an ugly scene.

Wehr remained on the turf as the coaches ran on the floor and his teammates came to protest to the officials.

The Giants player was helped from the ground to undergo an HIA test, the second GWS player in the third quarter after Lachie Whitfield was picked up earlier in the quarter.

Whitfield was substituted shortly before the end of the third quarter after failing his HIA.

“It’s going to be a huge talking point. It’s a huge hit, I’m 50 yards away and you could hear the snap,” Cameron Mooney said on Fox Footy.

David King added: “He is in a world of pain. This is exactly what we are trying to eliminate from the game.

“He (McAdam) is going to be in for a world of pain from the Match Review Board.”

Wehr hit his HIA and returned to the field to start the fourth quarter.

The brutal blow comes after Kysaiah Pickett and Lance Franklin were singled out for high shots on Saturday night.

But it was McAdam’s stunt that left those watching in disbelief, with many calling it a far worse stunt than anything that had happened earlier in the round.

Sunday’s game turned into a carnage for the Giants who lost Harry Perryman in the opening minutes of the game to a hamstring injury.

It all went south in the third quarter with star defenseman Nick Haynes suffering from a groin injury before Whitfield was taken out of contention midway through the quarter.

Things went from bad to worse to start the fourth quarter with star midfielder Josh Kelly also taken out of the game after an inadvertent header from Crows ruckman Reilly O’Brien.

Despite having only one player on the bench and players all over the field struggling with cramps, the Giants held on to record the 16-point victory.

The Crows jumped blocks early on, but were overrun by a team of Giants who refused to die.

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