Steven May set for up to a month out after

Steven May set for up to a month out after

Steven May set for up to a month out after Tom Hawkins elbow left him with grisly diagnoses

Star Melbourne defender Steven May is set to miss up to a month after it was revealed the sickening incident in yesterday’s game had left him with a fractured eye socket and a concussion.

A Tom Hawkins elbow collected May’s face in Melbourne’s 25-point win over Geelong at the MCG, when the Demon and Cat were contesting the footy during the second term.

Hawkins won the ball, tried to fend off May and, as the 29-year-old attempted to pull him to ground while tugging on the back of his guernsey, a Hawkins elbow clobbered him.

A bloodied and staggering May was taken from the field and rushed to hospital, rubbing him out for the remainder of the match.

Star Melbourne defender Steven May is assisted by medical staffers after copping an elbow. 

The former Sun posted on Instagram from his hospital bed today, thanking everyone for their support and labelling Hawkins’ elbow “a freak accident”.

Former Collingwood and Richmond forward Brian Taylor gave the same view as Fox Footy rolled through replays of the incident.

Tom Hawkins shows respect for his opponent, apologising to Steven May after elbowing him. 

“I would say completely accidental,” Taylor said.

“No trouble there at all.”

If May takes a full month to recover he won’t play again until Melbourne’s clash with Carlton at the MCG in round nine.

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