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Dubs ace Flynn in race with time to prove fitness

DUBLIN footballer Paul Flynn believes he must shake off his latest hamstring injury within the next fortnight to have any chance of starting against Wexford on June 13.

Flynn first suffered the injury last month and then aggravated the problem last Wednesday night, when making his comeback for Fingallians in their Evening Herald Dublin SFC defeat to St Anne's. The Dublin star lasted just ten minutes of the game in St Margaret's before he kicked the ball and "felt a pop".

Speaking to the Herald, he sounded guardedly optimistic that the injury isn't too bad but stressed that he won't be taking any chances with his latest recovery.

"I didn't have a scan - it's not that bad," Flynn explained. "The physio is working on it at the moment, and fingers crossed we can get back on time but, again, it's fairly close - less than four weeks (to the Leinster SFC opener against Wexford).

"You'd want to be getting back training within the next two weeks to have any chance. So we'll just have to see how it recovers, and I have to say that over the last couple of days it's recovered fairly well. But again, you don't know with the hamstring - you have to be cautious.

"If you do it a third time, you're looking at missing the guts of a summer so you just have to be careful. I'm really going to look after it this time," he concluded.

Flynn has established himself as a first choice regular under manager Pat Gilroy, missing just one of their seven Allianz National Football League Division 1 outings this spring because of Sigerson Cup commitments with DCU.