Sunday 21 December 2014

Cork City's Brian Lenihan discharged from hospital after swallowing tongue in Bohs defeat

Published 26/07/2014 | 16:01

25 July 2014; Brian Lenihan, Cork City, falls heavily after challenging for the ball. He was subsequently strechered off the field after sustaining an injury in this challenge. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Bohemians v Cork City. Dalymount Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
Brian Lenihan, Cork City, falls heavily after challenging for the ball. He was subsequently strechered off the field after sustaining an injury in this challenge. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Bohemians v Cork City. Dalymount Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
Brian Lenihan, Cork City, is stretchered off the field following an injury. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Bohemians v Cork City. Dalymount Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
Brian Lenihan, Cork City, receives treatment following an injury during the game. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Bohemians v Cork City. Dalymount Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
Players from both sides look on following an injury to Cork City's Brian Lenihan. SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Bohemians v Cork City. Dalymount Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE

Cork City has been discharged from hospital after he suffered a horror fall during the Rebels' 2-0 defeat to Bohemians at Dalymount Park last night.

The 20-year-old suffered concussion and swallowed his tongue following the unfortunate incident which saw the game stopped for 13 minutes.

The statement in full from the club is as follow: "Cork City FC are pleased to confirm that Brian Lenihan has been discharged from hospital in Dublin.

"It has been confirmed that a scan has shown that Lenihan, who was injured in last night’s game against Bohemians, has not suffered any serious injury.

"The 20 year old has suffered concussion, but it is hoped that he will be available for selection again within the next two weeks.

"The club would like to thank the medical staff who attended to Brian, the staff at the Mater Hospital and Bohemian FC for their assistance following the incident."

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