ADELAIDE forward Tom Lynch is out of hospital and at home nursing a jaw broken in two places.
The 23-year-old had a plate inserted into his jaw on Monday after the infamous bump from Melbourne's Jack Viney during last Saturday's game at Adelaide Oval.
Viney's resulting two-game suspension, handed down by the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night, set the football world alight, with past and present players furious the young midfielder was punished for what they deemed an unavoidable accident.
Neither Lynch nor any other representative from the Crows will travel to Melbourne for the Demons’ appeal on Thursday evening, having already submitted the required injury report that stated Lynch's broken jaw would see him sidelined for six weeks.
Although AFL.com.au understands the Crows have been in contact with the Demons about the incident– as two clubs would in any Tribunal situation – it's not known whether Viney has personally contacted Lynch since his injury.Twitter: @AFL_Harry