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Coleraine forward Eoin Bradley taken to hospital after colliding with post

Player suffers broken ribs and a punctured lung

By Claire Williamson

Published 14/01/2017

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Coleraine's Eoin Bradley is stretchered off after colliding with the post during today's game at Coleraine Showgrounds, Coleraine. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Belfast 14-1-17 Coleraine's Eoin Bradley is stretchered off after colliding with the post during today's game at Coleraine Showgrounds, Coleraine. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Coleraine's Eoin Bradley lies injured after colliding with the post during today's game at Coleraine Showgrounds, Coleraine. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Coleraine's Eoin Bradley lies injured after colliding with the post during today's game at Coleraine Showgrounds, Coleraine. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Coleraine's Eoin Bradley is stretchered off after colliding with the post during today's game at Coleraine Showgrounds, Coleraine. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
Coleraine's Eoin Bradley is stretchered off after colliding with the post during today's game at Coleraine Showgrounds, Coleraine. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press
January 7 2017: Tennent's Irish Cup Coleraine V Carrick Rangers Coleraine's Eoin Bradley celebrates his hattrick. Photo: Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

Coleraine forward Eoin Bradley was stretchered off on Saturday after he collided with a post during the Danske Bank Premiership.

The game between Coleraine and Portadown was halted for 18 minutes as medics worked on the Irish League player.

The 33-year-old was taken to Causeway Hospital from the Coleraine showgrounds by ambulance.

He was taken off the pitch to a round of applause from both sets of fans.

Coleraine Football Club later confirmed on Twitter that Bradley "suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung".

"We wish him a speedy recovery", the club added.

Bradley returned to Coleraine last week after a two and a half year stint at Glenavon.

Coleraine defeated Portadown 4-2 to take all three points.

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