Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan said it was a very worrying sight to see Harps player Ciaran Coll brought to hospital by ambulance after picking up an injury in Friday night’s game in Galway.
The Harps defender needed lengthy treatment after sustaining a knee to his back. He was then brought to University Hospital in Galway by ambulance.
However, after undergoing X-rays, Coll was later released with medical staff confirming he had suffered bruising to his ribs.
“It’s never a nice sight to see a player having to go to hospital by ambulance,” Horgan said.
“He got a knee into the back and it was very worrying for a time. But the X-rays showed up bruising to the ribs so he should be okay.”
Harps were denied a win in Galway when the hosts forced an injury time equaliser through Paul Sinnott to earn a 1-1 draw. Horgan’s men had taken the lead through Ruairí Keating shortly before the hour.
Not for the first time this season, Harps played much of this game with ten men when defender, Caoimhinn Bonner was shown a straight red card for what was deemed a dangerous tackle on Ryan Manning on 31 minutes.
Bonner will now be automatically suspended for this Friday night’s visit of league leaders Shelbourne to Finn Park.