In the same weekend that saw a Tyrone intermediate club clash descend into chaos, Sean Cavanagh has found himself involved in an unseemly incident whilst representing his own club, Moy.
Taking on Edendork in the Tyrone club championship last night, Cavanagh reportedly had to be taken from the scene in an ambulance after receiving lengthy treatment during a game rife with indiscipline.
According to certain viewers present, the incident that left Cavanagh in such a condition warranted no action against the opponent in question, however.
And so it continues 😨😨@KCsixtyseven Edendork played Moy today in the Tyrone senior championship first round
20 yellows -6 reds-1 Black
And Sean Cavanagh transported away to hospital in an ambulance. The man that inflicted the injury did not receive a card of any description pic.twitter.com/gOWQdhLVoc
— david greene (@buddygreene) September 16, 2018
Reports from yesterday's tie which Moy went on to lose demonstrate that Cavanagh required assistance when departing the pitch.
— PhillyMc (@MoysPhillyMc) September 15, 2018
Addressing the issue himself this afternoon, Cavanagh, thankful for all the messages of support he had received, worryingly surmised that things "could have been much worse."
Thanks for all the messages. Released from hospital with a bad concussion, broken nose & extensive facial injuries but could have been much worse. I'm lucky.
— Sean Cavanagh (@SeanCavanagh14) September 16, 2018
According to the Irish Independent, a club representative from Moy suggested that the incident was "open to interpretation."
Confirming that Cavanagh suffered "a very nasty facial injury," reports from Tyrone suggest that Cavanagh's nose was broken in the incident.
Coming in the week that Cavanagh discussed certain harsh details regarding life as a club player in Tyrone while promoting his recently released autobiography, the incident will raise questions as to how such behaviour thrives.