Adelaide United star Iacopo La Rocca was taken to hospital in Brisbane after United's shock FFA Cup loss to Redlands United with possible facial fractures.

La Rocca was stretchered off inside 10 minutes due to a head clash with Redlands player Grant Brix.

The United player had undergone scans for a potential fractured cheekbone and fractured eye socket, although no official news has come through regarding La Rocca's injuries.

Adelaide became the first A-League champions to be knocked out of the FFA Cup at the Round of 32 stage, after Redlands came from behind to defeat them 2-1.