Bolton doubtful for second Rules Test

Kildare defender Emmet Bolton suffered concussion during the third quarter of Ireland's International Rules Test win against Australia earlier today.

Kildare defender Emmet Bolton suffered concussion during the third quarter of Ireland's International Rules Test win against Australia earlier today.

Bolton came off second best in a collision with powerful Australian forward Mitch Robinson, as the players competed for a loose ball in the Irish defence.

As Robinson rolled over the top of a grounded Bolton, the Eadestown clubman sustained a blow to the neck and head area and received immediate medical treatment.

He was stretchered off and is viewed as a major doubt for the second Test on the Gold Coast next Friday. Donegal's Karl Lacey is the likely replacement.

Speaking after the 80-36 success in Melbourne, Ireland manager Anthony Tohill said: "Emmet has taken a fairly heavy hit to the head.

"It was a big hit but he's a tough lad. He is probably a big risk for next week."

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