Cora Staunton suffers double leg break in Aussie Rules game
Former Mayo footballer Cora Staunton suffered a double leg break while playing in the AFL Sydney Premier Division Women’s competition on Saturday.
Staunton sustained the injury when she was tackled in the third quarter of the UNSW-ES Bulldogs' meeting with Macquarie University.
The four-time All-Ireland winner is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days after Staunton's AFLW club, the Greater Western Sydney Giants, confirmed the break to the tibia and fibula bones in her right leg.
"The GIANTS can confirm that AFLW forward Cora Staunton has broken her leg while playing in the AFL Sydney Premier Division Women’s competition on Saturday," a club statement reads.
Cora Staunton has suffered a serious leg injury while playing for UNSW-ES Bulldogs in the AFL Sydney competition.
The GIANTS family is sending all its best wishes your way Cora.#NeverSurrender
— GWS GIANTS (@GWSGIANTS) May 4, 2019
"The Irish import was playing for UNSW-ES Bulldogs when she was injured in a tackle midway through the third quarter of their clash with Macquarie University.
"Initial scans have confirmed that the Gaelic Football legend has broken both the tibia and fibula bones in her right leg.
"Staunton – who recently signed a new contract to play with the GIANTS in the 2020 AFLW season – will have more tests to establish the full extent of the damage.
"The GIANTS’ medical staff is working closely with Staunton with surgery expected in the coming days.
"Staunton has been a mainstay of the GIANTS’ AFLW line-up over the past two seasons, kicking 11 goals in 14 games."