Alan Judge suffered a potentially serious injury after being on the receiving end of a horror tackle from Luke Hyam in Brentford's 3-1 win over Ipswich.
Hyam only picked up a yellow card but saw red just as the first half drew to a close when he picked up his second after Sam Saunders had given the Bees the lead.
Lasse Vibe doubled the lead with a header in the second half before slotting the ball past Bartosz Bialkowski to grab his second of the day when he capitalised on an error to score his fifth goal in three matches before Liam Feeney pulled a goal back.
There was a place for Sergi Canos in the Bees line-up after Nico Yennaris missed out through illness, while 18-year-old James Ferry found himself on the bench in Suffolk.
Judge's afternoon was over before it got going when he was on the receiving end of a nasty challenge from Hyam three minutes in, for which the Ipswich Town man only picked up a yellow while the Irishman was taken off on a stretcher.
Hyam was a marked man after the challenge, with a number of Judge's team mates making hard challenges on him, including Ryan Woods.
Konstantin Kerschbaumer, Judge's replacement, found himself with some time and space on the edge of Ipswich's box before feeding in Saunders who's first time strike curled its way past Bartosz Bialkowski to give the Bees the lead.
Brentford had the home side on the ropes and Brentford's pressure was demonstrated perfectly by Canos when he scythed through the Ipswich midfield after a lovely turn to set him on his way, but the Spaniard's strike from the edge of the box was tipped away by Bialkowski.
The home side had a chance of their own five minutes later when Ainsley Maitland-Niles was played in from via a through ball, but David Button was on hand to make a comfortable save.
A smidgen of justice was served by Mr Gibbs in additional time when he gave Hyam his second yellow card after the midfielder fouled Woods off the ball on the touchline of the Portman Road pitch.
The opening exchanges of the second half found very little in the way of goal scoring chances, but Ipswich had a chance in the 56th minute but there was no one there to meet a cross across the face of the Brentford goal.
Canos had been a thorn in Ipswich's sided all day and he nearly got himself on the score sheet when his shot from 20 yards out on the 61st minute deflected off an Ipswich boot and looped onto the bar, while Vibe was unable to head the rebound in.
But only a minute later Vibe got his goal as he got his head onto a Maxime Colin cross to nod the ball past Bialkowski and double the Bees lead.
It didn't take the Dane much longer to double his tally for the day when he capitalised on some woeful defending to slot the ball under Bialkowski to grab his fifth goal in three games.
Andy Gogia replaced Canos after he picked up an injury and nearly found the far corner with his first strike of the day, but the ball whistled past the right hand side of the post.
Freddie Sears should've pulled one back for Ipswich when he was put clean through on goal put his strike, which was aimed for Button's left hand corner, flew past the post and into the stand behind the goal.
It looked like an Ipswich goal was coming and they eventually broke Brentford's defence when Feeney slotted the ball under Button's body in the 88th minute, but it was too little to late for the home side.