Saturday 24 February 2018

Galway face wait on Meehan update

Galway won't know the full extent of the damage to Michael Meehan's knee until tomorrow at the earliest, WRITES COLM KEYS.

Galway's most talented forward was not able to secure an MRI scan yesterday to assess the damage and one had been slated for this morning instead.

Meehan was carried off 20 minutes into Galway's defeat to Kerry which places them in serious relegation peril with games against Tyrone, Dublin and Derry to come.

He had just scored a punched goal to enhance Galway's lead when he landed awkwardly, fuelling fears that he damaged his cruciate ligament.

Reilly in championship fitness race for Royals

KEVIN Reilly has been ruled out of Meath's remaining NFL matches and there are now fears about the defender's championship participation.

Meath manager Eamonn O'Brien has confirmed that Reilly will not feature in the Royals' three remaining Division 2 fixtures.

The Navan O'Mahony's full-back underwent surgery on a back complaint before Christmas and the injury has been slow to settle.

Forward David Bray limped off in stoppage-time at the end of last Sunday's defeat against Tipperary and a knee injury will be assessed by medics tomorrow.

Browne to make call on Deise future

Tony Browne is to make a decision on his inter-county hurling future in the coming days.

Browne (36) said yesterday he expects to sit down with the Waterford management in the next week to deliver a long-awaited decision.

"I'd say I'll be sitting down with the management sometime in the next week. It's a really difficult call," said Browne yesterday.

Ken McGrath is expected to confirm next week that he will continue for at least another season when he returns from honeymoon.

Irish Independent

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