St Kilda star Mason Wood knocked out in sickening friendly fire clash against Collingwood

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The St Kilda player was stretchered off after the scary incident.

The MCG has fallen silent during the first quarter of St Kilda’s clash with Collingwood after Mason Wood was left out on the turf following a horrifying clash.

As Collingwood pushed forward Mason Wood and Zaine Cordy came charging from opposite directions in an effort to spoil a mark from Darcy Cameron.

However they arrived too late as Wood copped Cordy’s arm and was sent flying, and without his arms to break the fall, sent his head smashing into the ground.

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The umpires immediately brought a stop to proceedings as Wood lay motionless on the turf as the game was held up for more than five minutes.

A hush fell over the crowd as commentators were left aghast by the “shocking” collision.

“This is shocking what we’re seeing here,” Channel 7’s Brian Taylor said.

Triple M’s Rudi Edsall wrote: “Christ that looks terrible for Mason Wood.”

Physios quickly rushed out to Wood before a stretcher eventually came as he was subbed out of the contest.

Fortunately, Wood was seen moving his arms and talking to doctors as he left the stadium as both sets of fans applauded his brave efforts on his way off the field.

It is the second serious concussion in Wood’s career as St Kilda confirmed he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Following the game resumption St Kilda seemed to be inspired bu their teammates bravery as they kicked four straight goals to take the lead after Collingwood’s early burst.

However the Pies regained control in the second half to lead 46 to 38 at the main break.

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