Monday 27 January 2020

Limerick football boss Maurice Horan hopeful despite John Galvin blow

Jackie Cahill

Limerick football manager Maurice Horan has refused to rule John Galvin out of championship action despite the news that the talismanic midfielder has sustained cruciate ligament damage to his left knee for the second time in a year.

Galvin (31) limped out of Limerick's Allianz NFL Division 4 clash with Fermanagh at Enniskillen last Sunday after just 20 minutes.

It was just his third game back following his recovery from the cruciate ligament injury he sustained against Down in a challenge match in May last year. At Dublin's Santry Sports clinic yesterday, Galvin's knee was scanned before he met with a specialist to discuss the results.

It has emerged that the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is severely torn but not completely severed as occurred in last year's injury.

But there's a chance that Galvin could yet feature in the championship as Horan revealed that the Croom powerhouse will embark on a four-week weights programme before deciding if surgery is required.

"Then a specialist will decide if he needs an operation or not -- but it will probably need an operation from what I'm hearing," Horan said.

"John is definitely out of the Waterford game (Munster SFC on May 20). After the four weeks, John will talk with the specialist again and then decide if he can do something with it or not. Of course, the decision is completely John's."

Irish Independent

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