Vickery has apologised “unreservedly” to Cox after the ugly incident in Perth on Friday night.
Richmond’s Ty Vickery has apologised to West Coast ruckman Dean Cox following an ugly incident which left the retiring Eagle concussed on Friday night.
Vickery was reported for striking Cox on the jaw during a ruck contest during the Tigers’ 17-point win over the Eagles at Patersons Stadium on Friday night, with the blow forcing Cox to be substituted.
Speaking to Fox Sports News on Sunday, Vickery apologised “unreservedly” to Cox, and admitted he overstepped the line.
“In the heat of the game I overstepped the mark with my physicality and aggression,” Vickery said.
“I’m very remorseful for that and I unreservedly apologise to Dean and his family.
“I’ve attempted to make contact but haven’t got through to him yet but I will to offer him an apology personally.”
West Coast coach Adam Simpson refused to comment on the incident after the match following the AFL’s warning to coaches not to comment on Match Review Panel matters.
“He’s not good,” Simpson said in relation to Cox.
“Let’s not talk about that. It’ll deal with itself throughout the week.”
Watch the hit below: