Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw has undergone surgery overnight after an off-the-ball strike from Eagle Andrew Gaff.
The 18-year-old suffered a broken jaw and three displaced lower teeth after he was punched by Gaff in yesterday's Western Derby at Optus Stadium.
"Club medical staff have advised that the surgery went well and Brayshaw is now recovering at home with his parents," read a statement from the club.
"He can not eat solid food for four weeks and will not play again this season."
Gaff is expected to be referred straight to the AFL tribunal.
There are calls for Brownlow Medal hopeful @andrewgaff03 to face criminal charges for a brutal punch to the face of @freodockers Andrew Brayshaw. He was was taken to hospital for a fractured jaw. https://t.co/gCg2gV82Tj #AFL #7News pic.twitter.com/dbpVxOkr8L— 7 News Perth (@7NewsPerth) August 5, 2018