Derry City defender Ciaran Coll. Photo: Sportsfile
Ciaran Coll has been discharged from hospital after being unconscious for a lengthy spell during Derry City’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division win over Bohemians on Friday night.
There were worrying scenes for a time at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium as medics treated the St Johnston man.
Coll landed awkwardly as he contested for a ball in the air in the seventh minute of the game.
The game was delayed for over 15 minutes as Coll received medical attention on the pitch.
Coll was said to have been unconscious for 10 minutes, but regained consciousness before being taken away by ambulance. Coll left the pitch on a stretcher with members of both club's medical teams and paramedics having attended to him.
Derry City confirmed on Saturday afternoon that the 31-year-old had been discharged from Altnagelvin Hospital.
"Thankfully all tests were clear and Ciaran was allowed home,” Michael Hegarty from Derry City’s medical team said.
"We will assess him over the coming days and he will get whatever help he requires. We would like to thank the emergency pitch-side team for their excellent work last night.
“Ciaran has also expressed his thanks to everyone who has been in touch although he is unable to reply to all the messages for now."
Michael Duffy, whose cracking goal sealed a 1-0 win for the Candystripes, said: “He told the boys to go and get the three points before he left.
"So that was good, he was speaking and responding. I hope he's all good."
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