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Rayner injury mars Lions AFL win over Suns

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A serious-looking knee injury to Cam Rayner has overshadowed Brisbane’s 28-point win in Monday’s AFL pre-season match against Gold Coast.

The 2017 No.1 draft pick suffered a suspected ACL injury midway through the second-quarter of the Lions’ 18.9 (117) to 13.11 (89) win over their Queensland rivals.

Rayner collapsed in agony after jarring his right knee before limping off the field in tears.

The Lions said at halftime they suspected a potentially season-ending ACL issue, though scans on Tuesday will confirm the full extent of the 21-year-old’s injury.

Rayner’s heartbreak appeared to spark his teammates to life as they ran over the Suns in the second half of Monday’s game.

Trailing by 23 points at the main break, the Lions piled on 7.8 in…



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