THE brother of Geelong AFL rookie Jordan Clark is in a Perth hospital with a broken jaw after he was allegedly attacked by a bouncer at a Northbridge bar.
Mitchell Clark, 19, was at the Coconut Grove bar on James Street in the early hours of Sunday morning when the 48-year-old crowd controller allegedly held him in a headlock.
He lost consciousness and hit his head on the pavement, which broke his jaw in three places, his father Russell Clark told 6PR radio on Wednesday.
Mitchell’s friends took him to hospital for treatment.
Police said he suffered several fractures to his lower jaw, a deep laceration under his chin and eight chipped teeth.
“He remains in hospital and requires additional surgery for his injuries,” police said.
Mr Clark said his son, who plays amateur football for Trinity Aquinas and cricket for Scarborough, had surgery on Tuesday.
“He’s very sore. The physical scars, they’ll heal, the emotional ones will take a little bit longer,” he said.
Mr Clark claims his son had not been drinking on the night and was leaving the venue when he was assaulted.
Mr Clark and his wife had been in Geelong over the weekend to see their son Jordan, who plays in the AFL for the Cats.
“It’s not the phone call that any parent wants to get,” he said.
“It wasn’t a good circumstance but at the end of the day it could have been a whole lot worse.”
The bouncer, from Ballajura, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and is scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on May 14.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.