Friday 24 May 2019

Cora Staunton facing lengthy spell on the sidelines after horrific double leg break during Aussie Rules match

Mayo's Cora Staunton. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Mayo's Cora Staunton. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Mayo legend Cora Staunton is facing a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a double leg break playing Aussie Rules for the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Staunton has played for the Australian club over the last two seasons, kicking 11 goals in 14 games for the Giants. The 37-year-old was in action for the UNSW-ES Bulldogs when she suffered a horrific injury following a tackle against Macquarie University.

The Giants subsequently confirmed that Staunton had broken both the tibia and fibula bones in her right leg.

Staunton had recently signed a new contract to play with the Giants in 2020, and will undergo tests to establish the full extent of the damage before having surgery.

Staunton won four All-Ireland titles with Mayo as well as 11 All Stars during her inter-county.

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