McCauley, who has been a back-up in the ruck for the Hawks on three occasions this season, went down in the third term as doctors and physios attempted to work on the injury on the field. He was taken to hospital for scans and the club is waiting for results.
“It happened right on centre wing close to the boundary. Play certainly stopped. The players around realised that something serious had happened…both the physios and doctors attempted to put it back in but couldn’t get it to go back so the ambulance was called to take him to hospital,” Box Hill football manager Stewart Ward said.
McCauley was an emergency for today’s clash against North Melbourne. Stephen Gilham flew across to Launceston as the genuine back-up.
Jack Gunston also played in the practice match and got through unscathed.
Exciting indigenous talent Amos Frank scored four goals in Box Hill’s comfortable win over Coburg yesterday.