Friday 19 January 2018

Unlucky Colm O'Neill damages cruciate once again

Colm O'Neill is stretchered off the pitch after picking up his injury. Photo: Sportsfile
Colm O'Neill is stretchered off the pitch after picking up his injury. Photo: Sportsfile

CORK star Colm O'Neill is likely to miss the rest of the season after it was confirmed he has again suffered a devastating cruciate ligament injury.

The latest blow happened during Saturday night's victory over Donegal and is the third cruciate injury he has suffered.

 

His first cruciate problem happened when playing for for his club Ballyclough in 2008 and he injured it again again in 2011 while playing for Cork.

 

Last season he won his first All-Star after a superb season in which he made a full recovery from the injury suffered the previous year.

 

O'Neill had scored two of his side's four points when he was stretchered off early on in the game on Saturday night, which Cork went on to win.

 

In a statement, the Cork County Board said: "The news of this third cruciate injury comes as a huge disappointment to Colm himself, to the Cork team and management and to his club.

 

"All in Cork GAA wish him well in his recovery."

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