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Cork City's Lenihan discharged from hospital following concussion

The highly-rated 20-year-old has been released from Mater Hospital after his awkward fall last night.

Lenihan was stretchered off at Dalymount Park.
Lenihan was stretchered off at Dalymount Park.

CORK CITY FC have confirmed that defender Brian Lenihan has been discharged from Mater Hospital after a scan showed that he “has not suffered any serious injury.”

The 20-year-old lost consciousness after a bad fall during Cork’s 2-0 loss to Bohemians at Dalymount Park last night, with a lengthy delay ensuing as Lenihan was treated by medical staff.

Cork’s full back was then taken to nearby Mater Hospital, where he was diagnosed with concussion. It is hoped that Lenihan, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, will be available for selection within the next two weeks.

The injury occurred when the former College Corinthians defender competed with Bohs’ Paddy Kavanagh in the air and landed awkwardly. Lenihan did regain consciousness soon after the incident, but there was understandable concern from all present.

Cork released a statement this afternoon to confirm that the Ireland U19 representative is on the road to recovery, expressing their gratitude to those who helped to treat Lenihan:

“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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