Tuesday 26 September 2017

Brennan ready to make Dubs return

Ger Brennan is preparing for his return
Ger Brennan is preparing for his return
Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly

DUBLIN centre-back Ger Brennan has declared himself fit for club and county

Brennan nursed himself through the final stages of St Vincent's run to the All-Ireland club title in March and then took a break to rehab a stomach muscle problem which had needed surgery.

"I'm feeling great. I've been working hard with the medical team to get back and played a challenge game with the club on Wednesday. I hope to be available for selection next Wednesday in the club championship," said Brennan.

St Vincent's will start the defence of their Dublin, Leinster and All-Ireland titles against St Pat's of Palmerstown.

The injury which restricted his early season play was a tear in a muscle which affected his adductor muscle.

"It was similar to Gilmore's groin, so I had to get an operation on that. I got back to a point of fitness where I was able to perform without hurting myself for the club, but it was never enough to sustain the demands of inter-county football," he said.

"I needed to take a couple of weeks to get it right, and even mentally I probably needed to get away and have a bit of a break. I needed physically to do a bit of work and mentally to switch off."

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