An Albury footballer is being flown to Melbourne's Austin Hospital after suffering a suspected spinal injury during a football match on Saturday afternoon.

Albury's Border-Mail newspaper says the injured player, James McQuillan of the Albury Tigers, suffered a serious neck injury while contesting the ball on the wing early in the second quarter.

His head appeared to cannon into the leg of Yarrawonga player Marcus Cummins, said the paper's website.

Paramedics were called to the ground and Mr McQuillan was taken to Albury Base Hospital.

A spokesman for the hospital said Mr McQuillan was in his early 20s and would be airlifted to the Austin Hospital around 8pm Saturday.

He said Mr McQuillan was in a serious but stable condition with a suspected spinal injury.

The Albury-Yarrawonga match was called off and declared a draw after the incident. The Albury Tigers said they would wait for further news on Mr McQuillan's condition before making further comment.

The incident follows a tackle in a National Rugby League game late last month that caused a serious spinal injury to Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnon. He is facing quadriplegia as a result.