Former All-Ireland winner Bríd Stack will make a full recovery after being hospitalised in Australia because of an injury during a game for her club GWS Giants.
The collision happened in the fourth quarter of a practice match against Adelaide at the Norwood Oval.
She was taken away in an ambulance after having a spinal support put in place before she was placed on a stretcher.
"Unfortunately Irish recruit Brid Stack has been taken to hospital following spinal precaution protocols after a collision in a tackle late in the fourth quarter," her club posted on Twitter.
"She's in the best possible care and we will provide a full update when we have further information."
However Cork LGFA tweeted a positive outlook on Stack.
It read: "Positive news coming from Australia where Bríd Stack will make a full recovery from her injury .She is in the best of care with all in Greater Western Sydney Giants. All in Cork LGFA and indeed Ladies Football wish her a speedy and indeed full recovery.".
Stack won 11 All-Irelands in her time playing with Cork, and was named the 2016 Player of the Year.
Speaking to RTÉ's Game On last October, ahead of the move, she said: "This opportunity came up and things like this don't happen too often when you are in the latter stages of your playing career.
"I had to grab it with two hands this year when it was offered to me. I know it [GAA] is an amateur sport, but we took it very seriously. It was borderline professional for a lot of the latter years.
"I definitely want to see how I can challenge myself and see what else I’m made of."
Positive news coming from Australia where @BridStackie will make a full recovery from her injury .She is in the best of care with all in @GWSGIANTS and all of us in @CorkLGFA & indeed @LadiesFootball wish her a speedy and indeed full recovery . pic.twitter.com/UicIM1aEw2— Cork LGFA (@CorkLGFA) January 17, 2021