BRISBANE could be without young midfield gun Jarrod Berry for the remainder of the season after a night of injury carnage against Gold Coast at the Gabba. 

Berry (shoulder) and Brandon Starcevich (concussion) are certain to miss Sunday's game against Sydney in Cairns, while Lincoln McCarthy (corked quad) also has a huge question mark on his availability.

Berry's setback has the potential to end his season. 


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Highlights: Brisbane v Gold Coast

The Lions and Suns clash in round 16

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The casualty ward wasn't the only drama in the Lions' 45-point thumping of the Suns, with coach Chris Fagan agitated about the treatment of Marcus Ashcroft medallist Lachie Neale. 

Following the hamstring tear suffered by Harris Andrews last week, the Lions' good run with injuries over recent years has come to a halt. 

Under the AFL's concussion protocol, Starcevich will automatically miss the Swans match with just four days between games, after landing heavily in a second-quarter marking contest. 

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Lights out for Lions defender

Brandon Starcevich is in bad shape after a heavy landing

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Berry is of greater concern, with the young midfielder nursing his shoulder following a tackle, also in the second term. 

"He'll have to have some scans," Fagan said. 

"(We've) got the fingers crossed it's maybe a two or three-weeker and not a season-ender, but we won't know until that's all checked out. 

"He's convinced me the shoulder is pretty good, but they're tough these boys and all they want to do is play. I'm hopeful."

McCarthy copped the full brunt of Archie Smith's knee in his quad before half-time but managed to play the game out. 

He will be "touch and go" to play Sydney. 

Neale was back to his Brownlow Medal favourite best, gathering 33 disposals, 19 contested, but his coach was not pleased with the attention he received from the opposition. 

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"He's got a lot of bruises and scratches on his body, I'll say that," Fagan said. 

"He gets a lot of attention all the time because he's a really good player, but that's OK if it's fair attention.

"I'm just saying he's got bruises and scratches on him." 

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Watch Brisbane's press conference after round 16's match against Gold Coast

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Brisbane taught Gold Coast a lesson, dominating around the ball and kicking five first-quarter goals to blow the game open. 

Suns coach Stuart Dew said there was a clear gap between the teams and a harsh lesson to learn.

"In terms of what's going to be finals standard football, we coughed it up too much," Dew said.

"When the heat is on, we've got to believe and understand the basics will get us back into the game. 

"It was disappointing at times we couldn't arrest momentum. 

"It's a real marker in the sand for us in what we need to chase and how we need to perform under heat. 

"We've got eight quarters to continue to improve and chase that style of football."

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Watch Gold Coast's press conference after round 16's match against Brisbane

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