Cipriani outed for six weeks for breaking Walker’s jaw

June 30, 2017

The Picola District Football League has investigated the incident which left Picola United's John Walker with a broken jaw during their match against Yarroweyah.

Yarroweyah’s Darcy Cipriani has been found guilty following a league investigation into his strike on Picola United’s John Walker.

Cipriani, who pleaded provocation, was handed a six-week penalty for breaking Walker’s jaw, with of those two weeks suspended.

The incident took place at the end of the first quarter during the Hoppers’ round eight clash with United, in which Cipriani struck Walker’s jaw, sidelining the premiership gun for six weeks.

The incident then sparked a skirmish between the two clubs, before Cipriani and Walker were each given a yellow card.

Cipriani’s suspension will start this week.

An investigation into an alleged incident involving Echuca United player Tom McMinn last week will go ahead.

McMinn received a tripod fracture of the eye socket and cheekbone after allegedly being hit behind play by a Nathalia player during the Purples’ 12-point win over the Eagles on Saturday.

Murray Football League general manager Dale Norman said on Wednesday he had received a request from Echuca United to look into what had happened, and that the matter would be handed over to an AFL Victoria investigation officer.

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