Wednesday 23 May 2018

Damien Comer wishes Tom Parsons a 'speedy recovery' following his knee dislocation

The crowd applaud as Tom Parsons of Mayo is substituted during the Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Mayo and Galway at Elvery's MacHale Park in Mayo. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
The crowd applaud as Tom Parsons of Mayo is substituted during the Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Mayo and Galway at Elvery's MacHale Park in Mayo. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Galway captain Damien Comer has extended his best wishes to Mayo’s Tom Parson following his injury in their Connacht Championship clash.

The game, which Galway won on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-12, was stopped for several minutes as Parson, on the ground in agony, was seen to by medical staff and eventually stretchered off.

After the game Mayo manager, Stephen Rochford confirmed that Parsons has dislocated his knee in a challenge with Galway’s Eoghan Kerin. Rochford said that he was unsure of the extent of the injury however, as knee dislocations often lead to other complications with ligaments around the joint.

Damien Comer, who was influential in his sides victory, said after the game that he was delighted with the win over local rivals but wished Parsons a quick recovery.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport he said that he wasn’t surprised at how close the game was, even after Diarmuid O’Connor’s red card.

“We expected nothing less coming down to MacHale Park and really happy that we can come out with the win,” he said.

"It was nice but I've got to say best wishes to Tom Parsons.

“I saw his leg and it didn't look great. Obviously at the end of the day, sport is sport but you have to think of player welfare and I wish him a speedy recovery."

Comer isn’t dwelling on his side’s win over favourites Mayo as his mind is firmly focused on a semi-final clash with Sligo.

"We've done it before,” he said.

“We've beaten them down here but it's all about looking forward to the next game. We can't look past that, (Connacht semi-final) and all eyes are going to be on that.

“As I said during the league, all we want to do is stick to the process and build consistent performances. Everyday we go out to perform and that's what we'll be looking forward to next.”

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