DUBLIN have rushed to allay fears about Bernard Brogan, who needed keyhole surgery yesterday on a knee injury that leaves his participation in the rest of the Allianz League in some doubt.
The 2010 Footballer of the Year picked up the problem in a club game last weekend and a scan revealed that some floating bone needed to be removed.
Brogan, who was expected to start his first league game of the season against Down after taking an extended holiday abroad over the winter, underwent a short procedure that will keep him out for at least a fortnight.
"It'll be tight enough whether Bernard gets any league football," admitted Dubs manager Pat Gilroy. "He'll be out for two to three week but this had to be done.
"The floating bone didn't do any damage as such but it was painful and it could have got worse as he went through the summer so he had to get it sorted out."