Toby Greene’s head split open, left bloody ‘mess’ in brutal collision, GWS Giants vs Hawthorn

Toby Green was bleeding from the head after being hit in Saturday afternoon’s clash between GWS and Hawthorn in Launceston.

Coming off the bye, the Giants were looking to get wins on the board and push for a top four finish in the second half of the season.

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The Hawks got off to a good start at UTAS Stadium, with Greene getting his head cut open in a brutal contest late in the first quarter.

It looked like the Giants skipper was going to score with 50 minutes to go before Hawthorn defender Sam Frost arrived to spoil the ball – his elbow hitting Greene’s head and causing a nasty cut.

But blood immediately began to flow from the wound on Green’s face and he left the field to be patched up.

Watch Toby Green’s collision in the video above.

“Look at that,” Dwayne Russell said on Fox Footy.

Hawks legend Dermott Brereton said: “Oh yeah, Frosty might do more than spoil. It’s a mess.”

Lachlan McKirdy of the Daily Telegraph wrote on X: “Toby Greene is completely in his head, bleeding from the cut. Not even the judges saw him, bizarre.”

Nick Dal Santo described the collision as “Frost’s accidental elbow that drew blood”.

Greene returned soon after, looking slightly mummified with a headband and sporting the orange and charcoal headgear of GWS rookie Darcy Jones.

“It’s unusual,” Dal Santo said.

“I wonder how I would feel if I probably never wore a helmet in my life and then had my head wrapped. It will be easy to recognize.”

The Giants took the lead in the second quarter, outscored four to one and took a 19-point lead into halftime.

The Hawks were targeting their fifth win in six games.

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