Brodie Grundy is free to play in Collingwood’s first match of the home and away season.

The ruckman was charged with rough conduct after a collision with Western Bulldog Tory Dickson on Saturday, but is available for selection after accepting a $2000 sanction.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Bulldogs, the incident was assessed by the AFL’s Match Review Officer Michael Christian as careless with low impact to the head.

As a low-level classifiable first offence, the incident was classified as a $3000 sanction.

An early plea enabled Grundy to accept the $2000 sanction.

Grundy has played in 63 of Collingwood’s past 69 games. He was suspended for his tackle on North Melbourne’s Ben Brown in round 20 last year.

Brodie Grundy celebrates a goal against Melbourne in round 23, 2017.