Bríd Stack in action for the Greater Western Sydney Giants. GWS Giants
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Former Cork star Bríd Stack hospitalised following injury in AFLW practice match

Cork LGFA say there’s positive news coming from Australia, and the Giants player will make a full recovery.

LAST UPDATE | 17 Jan 2021

CORK FOOTBALL LEGEND Bríd Stack was hospitalised following a fourth-quarter challenge in an AFLW practice match between Greater Western Sydney [GWS] Giants and Adelaide Crows on Sunday, which was blown up early as a result of the incident.

A statement from Stack’s club, the Giants, said: “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.

“She’s in the best possible care and we will provide a full update when we have further information.”

Cork LGFA has since tweeted: “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 GWS Giants and and all of us in Cork LGFA and indeed Ladies Football wish her a speedy and indeed full recovery.”

Photos from the fixture at Norwood Oval show Stack’s team-mates, including Mayo icon Cora Staunton, gathered around the 11-time All-Ireland winner following the collision.

It was reported in Australia that Stack left the field with spinal support in place and was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Stack retired from Gaelic football two years ago following a glittering inter-county career but last autumn, following some consultation and convincing between Staunton, the Giants’ head coach Al McConnell, and Stack herself, the 2016 footballer of the year moved to Sydney with her husband, Cárthach, and their son, Cárthach Óg to play professional football.

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