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Tippett cloud concerns Crows

Tippett cloud concerns Crows

Sat July 21, 2012 9:11pm

ADELAIDE looks set to lose star forward Kurt Tippett for at least a game.

Tippett suffered his third bout of concussion in a month in the Crows' 49-point win over West Coast in Adelaide today.

The injury soured Adelaide's impressive performance with Bernie Vince kicking four goals in his 100th game as the Crows won 19.10 (124) to 11.9 (75).

Tippett went down in a clash of heads with Beau Waters at the 22-minute mark of the second term.

He warmed up after the half-time break and returned to the bench but was subbed out of the game midway through the third term without taking to the field.

Tippett had only just come back to the side after missing Adelaide's win over Greater Western Sydney last weekend because of his second head knock of the season.

Coach Brenton Sanderson said he didn't think the incident looked too bad but the club would take no chances.

He said he would be guided by the opinions of his medical team and would probably get some external advice.

“If he's not right to play, then he won't play, it's as simple as that,” Sanderson said.

“Kurt's had no concussions in his life and then he has three in four weeks.

“It's hard to know why, it's just unlucky.”

With four goals and 25 possessions, Vince was the standout for the Crows who stunned the Eagles with a six goals to one opening quarter for a 33-point lead at the first break.

But there was plenty of support from the likes of Rory Sloane, Patrick Dangerfield and Scott Thompson.

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