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Kernan ruled out of Crossmaglen effort

ARMAGH star Aaron Kernan will be out of football for four months as he tries to shake off a career-threatening Achilles injury, writes Frank Roche.

The 29-year-old wing-back, who has played through the problem for three years, will sit out Crossmaglen's quest for another Ulster SFC title as well as the opening rounds of Armagh's NFL Division Two campaign. He already missed last weekend's drawn clash with Down champions Kilcoo.

"I could not risk doing more damage which could have been career-threatening," Kernan revealed. "It is best for me long term."