Head injury the only sour note

Colac tall Zach Zdybel, right, suffered a concussion following a head knock in the second quarter.

A head injury to star forward Zach Zdybel was the only sour note from the Colac Tigers’ dominant opening-round victory against Leopold.

Zdybel hit his head on the ground after falling in a pack mark in the second term of Colac’s 15.18 (108) to 8.6 (54) win against last season’s preliminary finalists.

Colac co-coach Kane Leersen said club officials would monitor the strong-marking centre half-forward ahead of this weekend’s clash with St Albans.

“He was just a bit groggy after the fall so we’ll monitor him during the week and see what the best course of action is,” he said.

“It’ll come down to what the medical staff want.

“He was going really well so it was a bit disappointing for him, but the rotating mids were able to help cover him across half forward.”

Inaccuracy proved costly for Colac in the first quarter of Saturday’s clash against Leopold, with the Tigers trailing 1.5 to 4.1.

But the Tigers kicked 14 of the next 18 goals to take control of the contest.

VFL-listed youngsters Cooper Stephens and Ethan Floyd were influential for the winning side, while midfield recruit Jarryn McCormack made an immediate impact with his new side.

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