GWS Giants standout Sam Taylor knocked out in a disturbing incident during match against St Kilda.

Star defender Sam Taylor of the GWS Giants has been urgently taken to the hospital following a disturbing incident at Manuka Oval. While attempting to prevent St Kilda captain Jack Steele from making a mark, Taylor landed awkwardly and collided with the ground forcefully.

The impact rendered him unconscious immediately, prompting the cessation of play as medical personnel and a stretcher were brought onto the field. Blood was visible from his mouth as doctors attended to him.

“Sam Taylor appears to be in significant distress,” remarked Fox Footy commentator Kelli Underwood.

Blood could be seen coming from Taylor’s mouth.
The game stopped as Taylor was stretchered off.

“Oh no, this is always concerning on the footy field… And it’s clear Sam Taylor is in a tough spot.”

The AFL social media account labeled it a “significant collision” and extended well wishes to Taylor as he was stretchered off.

Journalist Andrew Wu praised Taylor’s bravery and noted the broadcasters’ decision not to replay the incident due to its distressing nature.

Sports journalist Matt Walsh reflected on the frightening nature of football and expressed hope for Taylor’s recovery.

One AFL fan shared their shock and concern on social media, sending thoughts and prayers for Taylor’s well-being after the collision.

Giants football manager Jason McCartney confirmed at halftime that Taylor had been taken to Canberra Hospital for further evaluation.

“He was conscious and speaking as he entered the ambulance,” McCartney stated. “While it didn’t look good, he’s a resilient kid. He’s receiving excellent care, and he’ll be okay.”

McCartney indicated that Taylor might not travel home with the team later that night, but emphasized that he was in good hands and would recover.

GWS coach Adam Kingsley later confirmed that Taylor had not sustained major injuries but would undergo concussion protocols. Additionally, star midfielder Stephen Coniglio had been cleared of serious knee injury after initial tests.

Kingsley mentioned that Coniglio would undergo further scans for confirmation, describing the initial diagnosis as significant but not severe.

St Kilda also received positive news, with coach Ross Lyon stating that key forward Max King had only “wrenched” his knee and had no ligament damage.

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