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Port Adelaide official Jason Cripps in hospital after collapse

PORT Adelaide list manager Jason Cripps has been taken to hospital in Perth after collapsing on Saturday morning while on a run.

The club released a statement on Saturday afternoon saying that Cripps was taken to hospital by ambulance, where his condition was being monitored.

The 38-year-old was treated at the scene by Port Adelaide staff and several recruiting officials from another club, who were on the same running track.

Two doctors who happened to be also in the area helped Cripps before the ambulance arrived.

Cripps was in Perth for the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, where club recruiting teams converged to watch Western Australia and Vic Metro play at Domain Stadium on Saturday.

Concern spread among the recruiting fraternity for the popular official, who played 60 games for St Kilda from 1996-2002 in an injury-ravaged career.

Port Adelaide football manager Chris Davies is travelling to Perth to be with Cripps and the club's other recruiting staff who are in the city. 

After retiring at the end of 2002, Cripps played with Tasmania in the VFL for a season before returning to St Kilda in player development and assistant coaching roles under Grant Thomas.

He moved to Port Adelaide for the 2007 season as an assistant coach under Mark Williams before becoming the Power's list manager at the end of 2011.