Wednesday 18 January 2017

Lacey ruled out but Murphy given all-clear

Published 28/07/2015 | 02:30

Donegal's Karl Lacey will be the squad's only player ruled out of Saturday night's qualifier against Galway
Donegal's Karl Lacey will be the squad's only player ruled out of Saturday night's qualifier against Galway

Karl Lacey will be Donegal's only absentee for Saturday night's qualifier clash with Galway

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Former Footballer of the Year Lacey picked up medial knee ligament damage in the Ulster final defeat to Monaghan.

Lacey attempted to play on before being forced off early in the second half, with manager Rory Gallagher confirming he could face up to five weeks in rehab.

However, the Four Masters defender won't need to go under the knife and could play again this year should they go through.

"It's a fresh injury but he doesn't need surgery," Gallagher revealed. "It could take two to four or maybe five weeks to clear up, so we won't have Karl this weekend."

Gallagher also said that Michael Murphy is taking a full part in training despite playing in the Ulster decider with a strapped leg.

"He just had a slight knock to his knee but he got through the game and he is training away with the lads," he added.

Irish Independent

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