Paddy McCartin was subbed out of the Sydney vs Hawthorn Anzac Day game after failing a concussion test. 

Given his history, all were concerned and the Sydney Swans doctor forced McCartin to come to the bench to receive assessment.

Despite his frustration, it was deemed that the ex-Saint should not continue playing and was replaced by substitute Josh Kennedy.

The Swans have assured footy followers that McCartin is okay and it’s more a precaution.

As a result, he will miss the following week’s match against the Lions due to the rules surrounding head knocks.

McCartin was involved in two heavy collisions that prompted the concussion test from the medicos, including Chad Wingard’s knee to the head. 

McCartin found himself at home in the Sydney defence alongside his brother, Tom, and will be a big out for next’s week crucial game against Brisbane.

More to come.

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