Good news from Australia as Bríd Stack released from hospital and expected to make full recovery
The news coming from Australia is positive, as Bríd Stack has been discharged from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery following an injury she sustained on Saturday.
The 11-time All-Ireland winner was playing in a pre season AFLW game for the Giants when she was injured by a tackle that occurred late on in the game. Concern immediately grew at the Norwood Oval as the stretchers emerged, with Mayo's Cora Staunton among those checking on her teammate.
"Brid Stack has been taken to hospital following spinal precaution protocols," tweeted the Giants' account not long after as well-wishes poured in from Australia and all around Ireland.
Thankfully, those protocols have revealed no major injury with the club releasing a statement on Monday morning to say that Stack had suffered "a stable fracture of the C7 vertebra and no injury to the surrounding nerves."
"She does not require surgery but will wear a neck brace in the short term.
"She is expected to make a full recovery and will remain in Australia and a key part of the team as she rehabilitates from her injury."
Bríd Stack has been released from hospital but is set to be sidelined following an incident in a tackle during yesterday's practice match.
— GWS GIANTS (@GWSGIANTS) January 18, 2021
The Cork woman is playing in her first season for the Giants having retired from inter-county football in 2019. She was the 2016 Footballer of the Year and is widely recognised as one of the most talented and influential players to have played the game.
GIANTS Head of Women’s Football, Bri Harvey added:
“This was an incredibly unfortunate accident and we’re thankful that Bríd has avoided serious injury.
“Bríd and her family have made incredible sacrifices to come to Australia to play in the AFL Women’s competition and we will be supporting them all the way through her recovery.
“We’d like to thank all those who provided Bríd with the best possible care both at the ground and in hospital across Sunday.”