Bríd Stack has been released from hospital in Australia after an incident on her pre-season debut for AFLW side Greater Western Sydney Giants.
The 11-time All Ireland winner with Cork was injured in a tackle late in the match and taken to hospital by paramedics, following spinal protocols.
Scans have revealed Stack suffered a stable fracture of the C7 vertebra and no injury to the surrounding nerves.
She did not require surgery but will wear a neck brace in the short term.
The Giants Head of Women’s Football, Bri Harvey promised they would have the club’s full support.
“This was an incredibly unfortunate accident and we’re thankful that Bríd has avoided serious injury,” said Harvey.
“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.”
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