Paddy Ryder's immediate future is in the hands of an Adelaide medical report that will land with the Match Review Panel after an off-the-ball hit that floored Riley Knight.
The Port Adelaide ruckman is on shaky ground and he will need a favourable medical outcome for Knight if he is to take his place in Port Adelaide's upcoming game against Greater Western Sydney.
Patrick Ryder is disappointed
he let his frustrations get the better of him in lashing out at Adelaide forward Riley Knight.
Ryder was reported after making high contact with Knight off the ball in the late stages of Port Adelaide's 17-point loss to the Crows at Adelaide Oval.
Power forwards coach Brendon Lade said Ryder reacted to continual pressure from the Crows during the game.
"Teams probably think it wears the opposition ruckman down over a period of time and hopefully they will snap, and unfortunately Paddy did," Lade said.
"If you watch the incident where Paddy got reported, just before Riley Knight bumped him, so it's just little things like that that annoy the opposition.
"A lot of teams would do that now when the other team only has one ruckman."