Sunday 26 March 2017

Medical group chief praises Mayo for 'positive' response to Keegan knock

Ger Ryan: Chairman. Picture credit: Matt Browne / Sportsfile
Ger Ryan: Chairman. Picture credit: Matt Browne / Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

The chairman of the GAA's medical, scientific and welfare committee Ger Ryan has praised Mayo for the manner in which they dealt with Lee Keegan's suspected concussion sustained on Sunday.

Keegan stayed on the field after colliding with Cork's Eoin Cadogan, who was removed with suspected concussion, with the Mayo captain only being withdrawn 10 minutes later.

They later issued a statement admitting they should have taken Keegan off earlier as a precaution.

"We would very much congratulate Mayo on coming out and dealing with the matter in the positive and constructive way that they did. Cork obviously dealt with the matter perfectly," said Ryan.

He said his body were also "comfortable with our mantra 'if in doubt sit them out'", having rejected a motion to introduce a concussion substitute last year.

The committee are currently addressing inter-county managers on a range of medical matters, including concussion.

Irish Independent

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