Monday 9 December 2019

Cavanagh in race to be fit for Galway

Red Hand skipper Sean Cavanagh
Red Hand skipper Sean Cavanagh Newsdesk Newsdesk

Sean Cavanagh is in danger of missing Sunday's trip to Salthill for Tyrone's NFL Division 2 clash with Galway.

The Red Hand skipper was forced to sit out last weekend's opening-day win over Cavan, due to a calf strain.

A decision will be made on his fitness later in the week, but manager Mickey Harte is less than hopeful that his most experienced player will face the Tribesmen.

"He's still getting work done on the calf muscle injury and it's got to be right before we use him. This week will tell the tale," said Harte.

"It's not right at the moment, so we'll see how it progresses this week.

"If it needs the break after this week then we'll make that decision towards the end of the week."

Cavanagh's game-time has been restricted this season, with only brief appearances during the Dr McKenna Cup, the final of which he missed.

It looks likely that Tyrone fans will not see their triple All-Ireland winner and four-time All-Star back in action until late February, when they travel to Portlaoise to take on Laois following a two-week break in the league schedule.

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