Small forward played through the pain in first round clash against Richmond.
Carlton Blues small forward Eddie Betts is set to miss this weekend’s much anticipated grudge match against Collingwood after being diagnosed with a broken jaw.
After being a part of a collision in the first quarter against the Tigers, Betts played the rest of the game despite sustaining the fracture.
While it is not clear if he will need surgery, Betts has been ruled out of the clash against the Magpies as a precaution.
“Eddie sustained the injury early in the game, so it was a great effort in his behalf to keep playing. But he won’t be playing this week and we’ll be guided by the doctor,” Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said.
The Blues will struggle to field a full-strength side for the clash with Jarrad Waite (calf) and best and fairest Heath Scotland (suspension) already on the sideline, however, Mitch Robinson (concussion) is expected to prove his fitness.
However, in a further blow Shaun Hampson is also unavailable for selection after having his appendix removed after complaining of pain on Saturday,.