AFL star Hayden Crozier faints in changeroom mid-game, brings back scary memories


Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is hopeful that defender Hayden Crozier experienced nothing more than “light-headedness” when he dramatically fainted in the rooms at halftime of their 12-point loss to Carlton at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night.

Crozier had to be subbed out of the game as a result of the incident, which brought back scary memories of former Port Adelaide player Nathan Eagleton and ex-St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton, who both collapsed while out on the field in 1999 and 2018 respectively.

However, in a positive sign for Crozier, who appeared to be given oxygen by paramedics, the Bulldogs medical staff think he is OK and he will be monitored by them overnight.

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“He just fainted,” Beveridge said.

“We’re all concerned about him … not sure about the reason why but just got light-headed and fainted – the old-fashioned fainted.