SUPERSTARS Steve Johnson and Matthew Pavlich face nervous waits onMonday as the Match Review Panel decides their immediate fates.
Geelong champion Johnson is certain to come under MRP scrutiny afterbeing involved in an unsightly incident in his side's easy win over Melbourneat Simonds Stadium on Saturday, while Pavlich was reported for rough conduct ina typically tough derby clash with West Coast on Sunday.
Johnson, who was clearly best-afield with a career-best 38 disposals,appeared to drop his knee to the upper body of a prostrate Nathan Jones in thesecond quarter.
It was similar to the incidentthat cost West Coast midfielder Andrew Embley a one-match suspension forkneeing Hawthorn defender Ben Stratton in round 13.
It's an incident that would have infuriated Cats coach Chris Scott,particularly given Johnson was playing his first game back after receiving atwo-match suspension for a high bump on Brisbane Lion Pearce Hanley.
Adding to the Cats' concern, Johnson has a poor record and still has 70carryover points.
Pavlich, in his second game back from long-term injury, had his numbertaken after making high contact with Eagles defender Mitch Brown. A suspensionwould sideline him for his team's big clash with Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.
Eagles veteran Embley couldalso be cited after a collision with Freo's Clancee Pearce.
Geelong's opponent this week, Adelaide, will be hoping star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield can play on with anAC joint injury in his right shoulder after a heavy collision withCollingwood's Sam Dwyer.
Dangerfield, who played out the match in great discomfort, will undergoscans on Monday before a decision is made on whether he will play in the must-winclash with the Cats.
Fellow Crows gun Scott Thompsonmight finally succumb to a groin problem he has battled for much of the season.
The Cats could also be weakened by the continued absence of MathewStokes, who was a late withdrawal with a groin problem.
Hawthorn champion Lance Franklinwithdrew from the Hawks' clash with Port Adelaide with a knee injury that willbe treated conservatively.
Teammate Ben Stratton sufferedconcussion while Jordan Lewis mightbe cited for delivering a blow to the stomach of Port Adelaide youngster ChadWingard.
Former Hawk Clinton Young appearsto have hit another roadblock after hurting his hamstring in Collingwood's winover Adelaide on Friday night. Young suffered the injury late in just hissecond AFL game for the season.
Another ex-Hawthorn runner, Ben McGlynn,suffered hamstring tightness in the Sydney Swans' landslide win over GreaterWestern Sydney. Giants midfielder TomScully was concussed.
Essendon star David Zaharakishas a sore back/hip after copping a knee in a marking contest against theWestern Bulldogs, meanwhile Bulldogs youngster Clay Smith's season could be over after suffering a suspectedanterior cruciate ligament injury.
Carlton captain Marc Murphy appearsin doubt for his side's crucial clash with North Melbourne after suffering atwinge high in his left hamstring/buttock in the win over St Kilda. Bluesteammate Mitch Robinson was a latewithdrawal after his sore shoulder failed to come up.
In the same game, St Kilda captain NickRiewoldt received a knock to his troublesome left knee, and tagger Jarryn Geary appeared to damage themedial ligament in his right knee.
The Kangaroos' season continues to worsen with skipper Andrew Swallow (hand), Aaron Mullett (ankle), Lachie Hansen (concussion) and Robbie Tarrant all in the wars in theloss to the Brisbane Lions.
Gold Coast backman Rory Thompsonwas hospitalised after receiving a heavy bump to his right side but is notbelieved to have suffered internal injuries as were initially feared.
Ben Collins is a reporter for AFLMedia. Follow him on Twitter: @AFL_BenCollins