Louth Man Ciaran Byrne Suffers Serious Injury During AFL Game

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Louth man Ciaran Byrne suffered a serious injury while playing for Carlton against Collingwood.

In the fourth quarter of the game, which Carlton lost, Byrne was involved in a clash with a Collingwood player who pushed the 21-year-old into a teammate. Byrne landed awkwardly on his leg causing a suspected torn cruciate ligament.

Post-match, Carlton head coach Brendan Bolton was not positive about Byrne's prognosis.


Byrne was seen slamming his fist to the turf as he lay on the ground receiving medical attention. This likely due to pain and the frustration of knowing what had just happened.


His form for Carlton so far this season has been promising, averaging 17 disposals and four marks per game.

Here's the incident.

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