Monday 23 October 2017

Brosnan joins Kingdom's doubtful list

Kieran McCarthy

EOIN Brosnan has emerged as a major doubt for Kerry ahead of Sunday's All-Ireland football final against Dublin.

The Kingdom's centre-back injured his ankle in training on Friday night and travelled to receive cryotherapy treatment in Ennis on Saturday, which has sparked major question marks over whether Brosnan will be fit to start in Sunday's final.

"He went over on his ankle (on Friday night). Of course it's a bit of a concern so he will be getting treatment from here until the weekend to see whether we can get it sorted. It's a concern," Kerry boss Jack O'Connor admitted.

"That (cryotherapy) speeds up the healing in an injury. There is no point speculating at this stage. We just have to wait and see as the week goes on."

If Brosnan fails to recover in time and prove his fitness, Kerry will be forced to rejig their defence, with either Shane Enright or Daniel Bohan set to receive the nod.

Brosnan's injury is another unwanted headache for Jack O'Connor as there are already real doubts surrounding Seamus Scanlon's involvement in the squad.

The Currow clubman, who has a benign cyst on his neck that became infected last week, is now rated as another big doubt for Kerry, as he has missed several training sessions in the past week.

"Seamus has had an ongoing problem with a cyst on his neck and it just flared up again last week. He had a bit of treatment and that's kept him out of a few sessions," O'Connor said.

"We will see how he looks on Tuesday night. We will have a run-out then and see how he looks."

Meanwhile, there are no injury concerns over Kerry back Tom O'Sullivan, even though he didn't tog out with the rest of the panel for Saturday's open day with the Kerry supporters.

Irish Independent

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