Friday 17 January 2020

Galway star Fiontán Ó Curraoin discharged from hospital after taking heavy knock against Mayo

12 January 2020; Fiontán Ó Curraoin of Galway leaves the field on a medical buggy after picking up an injury during the FBD League Semi-Final match between Mayo and Galway at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar, Mayo. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
12 January 2020; Fiontán Ó Curraoin of Galway leaves the field on a medical buggy after picking up an injury during the FBD League Semi-Final match between Mayo and Galway at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar, Mayo. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Galway midfielder Fiontán Ó Curraoin has been discharged from hospital after being stretchered from the field during Sunday’s FBD league semi-final win over Mayo on Sunday afternoon.

O Curraoin sustained a heavy knock in the second half, which saw play delayed by 12 minutes as he was attended to by medical staff from both sides and eventually departed the field in a medical cart to a standing ovation from the 7000 or so present in Elverys MacHale Park.

Manager Padraic Joyce confirmed afterwards that the Micheál Breathnachs clubman had been complaining of pain in his neck and legs.

"I saw the collision with the Mayo player, it was pure accidental,” Joyce said. “We want to thank our medical team and the Mayo medical side, who gave us great assistance.”

A Galway spokesperson confirmed that O Curraoin had been discharged from Castlebar hospital late on Sunday night. It remains to be seen if he will be considered for Saturday’s FBD league final against Roscommon. That game was fixed to avoid a clash with Galway champions Corofin’s bid for three All-Ireland club SFC titles in a row in Croke Park on Sunday.

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