Laois footballer posts message after sickening clash which caused double skull fracture
They make them tough in Laois.
In the last few moments of the Laois win over Carlow in Croke Park on Sunday, captain Stephen Attride sustained a horrendous injury.
Diving for a ball to try and make sure his team got the result they wanted, he collided with the shin of Carlow's Ciaran Moran, and was left sprawled unconscious on the pitch for several minutes.
He was treated by the Laois medical staff and was removed to the Mater Hospital where x-rays confirmed he had suffered a double fracture of his skull.
But, the Laois star took to social media to reassure everyone that despite the injury, he is still in good spirits.
He wrote: "Bad concussion, two fractures on my skull and 25 stitches above my eye…
"BUT I’m happy, Laois are through to the Leinster final."
A teacher in Knockbeg College, Attride has been a regular over the past few seasons with Laois and has firmly established himself as one of their leading men.
Although we're sure he's disappointed to miss out on the Leinster final, he's fortunate to have had such great medical care on the pitch and we wish him a speedy recovery.