Wednesday 20 November 2019

Ankle injury to keep out Mcmahon for rest of league

Tyrone full-back Justin McMahon will miss the remainder of the league after learning the results of an ankle scan.

Fears that he had broken a bone have proved unfounded, but the former All Star will be unable to return to league action again because of ligament damage.

McMahon had just returned from a lengthy lay-off with a hamstring problem when he suffered the latest injury in the win over Antrim, but should be back for the Ulster SFC opener against Monaghan in 10 weeks' time.

"He'll still be out for a few weeks," said assistant manager Tony Donnelly.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper John Devine is close to his first appearance of the season, after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury. Devine could be included in the match-day squad for Sunday's penultimate Division 2 tie against Kildare, should Johnny Curran fail to recover from knee and groin problems.

Seven of Crossmaglen's All-Ireland winning side are included in the Armagh squad for Sunday's league clash against Galway.

The Kernan brothers, Aaron and Tony, Paul Hearty, Jamie Clarke, Paul McKeown and David McKenna are all available while Aaron Cunningham has been added to the panel for the first time.

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