Armagh star Jarlath Óg Burns was hospitalised following Sunday’s loss to Cavan in Clones, according to a report in today’s Irish Sun.
The paper is reporting that the youngster was still suffering from the effects of a concussion that was picked up during last weekend’s draw.
However, during the week the county denied that Burns was concussed.
Speaking to The Irish News, assistant boss Jim McCorry said that the 20-year-old was “a wee bit fuzzy” but said that he didn’t suffer “a full concussion”.
Burns was withdrawn from the drawn game in extra-time following a collision with another player. His replacement, Charlie Vernon, was initially brought on as a blood-sub, however, Burns was not re-introduced.
GAA protocols state that players must be rested for a minimum of seven days and yesterday marked the seventh day.
Burns was replaced after 68 minutes during Sunday’s 0-23 to 0-17 loss to Cavan and was reportedly brought straight to hospital in an ambulance.
Speaking on Morning Ireland following the draw for round two of the qualifiers this morning, Armagh legend Oisin McConville insisted that his removal had nothing to do with concussion.
“Yesterday was nothing to do with concussion.
“He was dehydrated and exhausted… I believe he’s doing fine now.”
Armagh were drawn away to Monaghan with the fixture details set to be announced on Tuesday afternoon.