Zielke sent to hospital after teammate kick
AUSSIE RULES: Bundaberg's Emma Zielke will spend a few days in Melbourne after suffering a horrific injury playing for the Allies against Victoria on Saturday night.
The Allies vice-captain, playing in the AFL women's State of Origin match, was accidentally kicked in the ribs by an Allies teammate in the third quarter, forcing her from the field and straight to hospital.
A spokesperson for the Brisbane Lions said Zielke suffered two broken ribs and a punctured lung and would stay in hospital last night for observation before being released today.
The club said she was in good spirits but a litle sore.
Zielke now won't be able to fly back to Brisbane for a few days until the rib and lung gets better.
Zielke's injury summed up an awful night for the Allies, who lost by 97 points to Victoria at Etihad Stadium.
Victoria player Daisy Pearce was player of the match with 37 disposals as her side booted more 100 points in the thrashing.
Zielke is expected to make a full recovery well before the start of the AFL women's preseason later this year.