Saturday 29 April 2017

Farney fears grow for Hughes after knee injury

Monaghan's Darren Hughes. Photo: Sportsfile
Monaghan's Darren Hughes. Photo: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Monaghan are anxiously awaiting the results of a scan on a knee injury sustained by influential midfielder Darren Hughes.

The Scotstown powerhouse was taken off in a senior league game against Clontibret on Saturday and there are fears that he could be facing a significant lay-off, which would be a blow to the Farney's Championship hopes.

According to local sources, there is growing concern that he might have suffered serious knee damage that will require surgery; the results of the scan are expected later today.

Conor McManus limped out of the League clash with Dublin nine days ago and had been wearing a protective boot over what was feared to be a broken bone in his foot.

However, scans have revealed that the injury wasn't as serious as first feared and though he didn't play in his club Clontibret's league game against Scotstown, Monaghan are hopeful of having the sharpshooter back before their Ulster SFC opener against Fermanagh on May 20.

Irish Independent

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