Tuesday 24 January 2017

Derry star Bradley out for season

Published 12/07/2011 | 07:50

IN-FORM Derry football star Eoin Bradley will take no more part in their season after confirmation last night that his anterior cruciate ligament is torn, WRITES Cliona Foley.

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The injury, sustained in an in-house match when he was "just running along", is a huge blow for Derry ahead of Sunday's Ulster final against Donegal.

They had already lost Bradley's older brother Paddy to a cruciate injury this summer.

Eoin Bradley had been in the form of his life, scoring 1-5 in the Ulster semi-final defeat of Armagh in a magnificent display.

His absence leaves manager John Brennan with a massive void to fill for Derry's first Ulster final appearance since 2000.

"This is very unfortunate for the player himself and comes at a bad time, but we cannot allow it to distract us," said Brennan.

One small consolation is that Gerard O'Kane, who missed the semi-final with injury, has returned to club action and is back in the reckoning.

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