The AFL tribunal could hear Jeremy Cameron’s case on Wednesday, with GWS considering whether they need an extra day to prepare.
The AFL will announce on Tuesday when the All-Australian’s rough conduct charge will be heard.
Cameron was sent directly to the tribunal, with no option of an early plea, for the bump that left Brisbane youngster Rhys Mathieson with a fractured cheekbone.
There is no doubt that the tribunal will suspend Cameron – the only question will be the length of the ban.
He was reported immediately after bumping Mathieson and Monday’s match review panel graded the rough conduct charge as careless, with severe impact to the head.
Cameron is also in big trouble because his feet left the ground when he landed the bump.
Mathieson reportedly had surgery on Monday night and the Lions are hopeful he will only be out of action for a couple of weeks.
Geelong young gun Nakia Cockatoo can take two games for his dangerous tackle that appeared to leave veteran Fremantle defender Michael Johnson with concussion.
Cockatoo’s rough conduct charge was rated as careless with high contact to the head, meaning he would risk a three-game ban at the tribunal.
Carlton veteran Dale Thomas and Brisbane’s Dayne Zorko can accept one-game bans for striking.
Blake Hardwick was charged with striking North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein and the Hawthorn newcomer can accept a $1000 fine.
A high bump on St Kilda’s Nathan Wright will also cost Melbourne utility Cameron Pedersen a $1000, or potentially $1500 at the tribunal.
Richmond star Dustin Martin, Port Adelaide’s Jarman Impey and Carlton forward Andrew Walker are all set to be $1000 out of pocket for wrestling charges.