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Cork City's Brian Lenihan discharged from hospital after horror fall against Bohemians

Updated: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 14:50 | Comments

Brian Lenihan was removed from the pitch on a stretcher and taken to the Mater Hospital
Brian Lenihan was removed from the pitch on a stretcher and taken to the Mater Hospital

Cork City have confirmed that Brian Lenihan has been discharged from hospital in Dublin.

Bohemians’ 2-0 win over City was overshadowed utterly by an injury to Lenihan after he went over the top of Derek Pender and landed awkwardly in the 68th minute.

Pender, Josh O'Shea and a doctor, who jumped the hoardings, all reacted quickly and placed him in the recovery position, but Lenihan’s legs appeared for to convulse for the time he was on the ground.

He was taken off the field on a stretcher nine minutes later, and taken to the Mater Hospital in Dublin.

Speaking after the game, Cork manager John Caulfied confirmed that Lenihan had regained consciousness in hospital.

Cork told RTÉ Sport this afternoon that the 20-year-old had suffered concussion having "banged his head hard when he fell”.

It is hoped that he will be available for selection again within the next two weeks, but the match with St Patrick's Athletic could come slightly too soon for the City player. 

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