Port Adelaide will be left counting the cost of their victory over the Sydney Swans on Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval.
The 11.7 (73) to 7.5 (47) win propels the Power back to the top of the AFL ladder, but they finished the contest minus two stars.
In the opening quarter, electric youngster Zak Butters raced away from a contest and looked to be streaming towards an easy goal before the speed wobbles hit and his left knee got caught up underneath him and hyper-extended.
Butters remained on the turf for a period of time before he was helped from the field and took no further part in the game.
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The Power lost their second star in the third quarter when Brad Ebert went to tackle Sydney’s Jackson Thurlow only to slam his face into the side of Thurlow’s head.
Ebert, who has a long history of concussions in the AFL, slowly made his way off the field. Thankfully, the Power veteran returned to the game halfway through the fourth quarter but was supporting a big egg on his head.
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Despite a resurgence from the Swans in the third quarter, they were unable to reduce the deficit, and will remain in the bottom three spots on the AFL ladder.
Port Adelaide forward Charlie Dixon kicked a game-high four goals, including a stunning strike early in the fourth quarter.
After putting a cheeky step on Sydney defender Lewis Melican, Dixon booted the Sherrin between the posts from near the boundary, and celebrated emphatically with this teammates.
“I wasn’t getting my aerial contests done, which was pretty frustrating, so it was good to get one on the ground,” Dixon told Fox Footy after the final siren.
Fox Footy presenter Sarah Jones labelled it a contender for Goal of the Year.
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Meanwhile, Robbie Gray continued his superb form, managing 27 disposals and two goals for the Power.
Sports broadcaster Rohan Connolly tweeted: “Really enjoying watching Port Adelaide this season. Play positive, attacking footy. And I love the faith Ken Hinkley has put in the young guys.”
The Swans will be eager to rediscover some form when they face the Melbourne Demons on Thursday, while Port Adelaide enjoy a bye.
— With Nic Savage