It's January. You're 13 points behind in your first league game of the season. Why take a risk with a player - clearly dazed by a collision - when a substition was obviously the most appropriate action?
With 21 minutes remaining between Mayo and Cork, and the Connacht side with virutually zero chance of winning the game, Lee Keegan was allowed to remain on the pitch following a worrying clash with Cork's Eoin Cadogan.
The Cork player was substituted immeditely.
A little over 10 minutes after the collision with Cadogan, where it appeared he had sustained a possible concussion, a groggy looking Keegan left the field, escorted by two members of the Mayo backroom team.
The incident left pretty much everyone watching asking the same question.
— Michael Moynihan (@MikeMoynihanEx) January 31, 2016
Why on earth was Lee Keegan left on?
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) January 31, 2016
That does not look like a clever decision to leave Lee Keegan on the pitch at Páirc Uí Rinn.
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) January 31, 2016
Only concern after that game is whether Keegan's okay. Questions need to be asked when a player is allowed play on after a clash like that
— Anne-Marie Flynn (@thecailinrua) January 31, 2016
According to Newstalk's Dave McIntyre, who was at the game for the broadcaster, Keegan also had to be helped to the dressing room following the final whistle.