Blues lose Harry McKay for AFL semifinal against Demons after six-point win over Swans

Carlton coach Michael Voss has ruled out Harry McKay and is sweating on Jack Martin’s availability as he ponders a new forward mix for the knockout semifinal against Melbourne. 

McKay has entered concussion protocols after he sustained a head knock in a marking contest during the third quarter of the Blues’ six-point triumph over Sydney in Friday night’s elimination final at the MCG.

The key forward, who missed two shots from the top of the goal square earlier in the match, had to be helped from the playing arena by trainers.

“He won’t be right for next week,” Voss told reporters after the match.

“He wasn’t in a great way at the end of the game so he’s in concussion protocols and that makes him unavailable for next week.

“We’ll have to look at what mix looks like.”

Martin will come under scrutiny from the match review officer for his high hit on Nick Blakey and faces possible suspension.

Blakey underwent a concussion test but returned to play out the match.

Voss said he had not seen replays of the incident but declared Martin an important contributor for the Blues in the second half of the season after he overcame calf injuries.

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