HORSHAM Saints were dealt a massive blow ahead of Sunday's first semi-final against Warrack Eagles, with youngster Darcy Tucker out of the finals.
Scans on Sunday night revealed the North Ballarat Rebels-listed talent, 16, broke his thumb in the last quarter of the Saints' 45-point win over Minyip-Murtoa at Horsham City Oval.
Recovery time for Tucker is estimated at six to eight weeks.
Minyip-Murtoa's Matt Coleman is still in hospital after a heavy hit to the head against the Saints at the weekend.
Coleman was rushed to hospital late in the first half, with umpires calling an early half-time break.