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Friday 27 April 2018

Armstrong out of Mayo clash

John Fallon

Galway's championship preparations have suffered a major blow as forward Sean Armstrong tore his hamstring on Sunday.

Armstrong was in the latter stages of recovering from a hamstring injury when he tore it in training and looks set to miss the Connacht football semi-final against Mayo on Sunday week. And with Michael Meehan also set to miss the McHale Park showdown, Galway's attacking options have been badly hit.

A devastated Armstrong was due for a scan on the injury last night, but he reckons that he'll definitely miss the Mayo clash.

"It is very disappointing to have the hamstring go on me again," said Armstrong. "To have all the work done and for it to go again is very frustrating. Mentally it is very tough to deal with; I just seem to be having a bad year with it.

"I have even been doing yoga two or three times a week to strengthen them as well as extra core work, but it's devastating for it to happen again. You'd nearly prefer to break a bone: once it's healed that is it, but this just keeps happening."

"I was on the verge of rejoining the lads in training in the next few days, but I pushed myself a bit hard during rehab on Sunday. I am due to go for a scan shortly, but I'd imagine it's in the higher end of a grade-two injury, so I'll miss four to six weeks with it.

Irish Independent

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