WESTERN Bulldogs forward Mitch Honeychurch has been cleared of serious injury following a heavy collision with West Coast captain Shannon Hurn in Sunday's clash at Optus Stadium.
There were fears Honeychurch may have sustained neck and cheekbone injuries when he collided with Hurn as he attempted to pick up a ground ball in the third quarter, but scans have revealed no damage to those areas.
However, the 23-year-old does have a nasty concussion and he is unlikely to play against Port Adelaide in Ballarat on Saturday.
Hurn could come under scrutiny from match review officer Michael Christian when he analyses several incidents from round 18.
The injury is untimely for Honeychurch, as he is out of contract at season's end after signing a one-year deal following last year's NAB AFL Trade Period.
A facial infection hampered the Eastern Ranges product's progress last year.
Taken with pick 60 in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft, Honeychurch has played just 33 senior games in his time at Whitten Oval.
Honeychurch was able to fly back to Melbourne with the rest of the group.