The pair collided in a crunching tackle in the 78th minute of the bruising encounter at Adelaide Oval on Friday night which repeatedly threatened to boil over.

Gülüm was floored by the collision - but still managed to get up and play out the remainder of the match despite the serious injury.

Medics this morning confirmed that he had broken a rib which had subsequently punctured his lung and have ruled him out of action while he recovers.

The club added: "Gülüm will now see a respiratory specialist to plan his return to football."