Friday 23 August 2019

Jason Doherty facing lengthy spell on the sidelines as Mayo confirm cruciate ligament injury

Jason Doherty of Mayo is attended to by medical personnel
Jason Doherty of Mayo is attended to by medical personnel

Sean McGoldrick

Mayo have confirmed that Jason Doherty suffered a season-ending cruciate ligament injury early in the second half of last Saturday's Super 8 clash against Donegal.

"Following Saturday's game against Donegal Jason Doherty underwent medical assessment by the Mayo medical team and orthopaedic specialists which has confirmed an anterior cruciate ligament injury," read a Mayo statement.

"It's very disappointing for Jason to have suffered this injury and he will now begin work on his recovery. Everybody within Mayo GAA wishes him well during his rehabilitation and we look forward to seeing him wearing the green and red in 2020."

It is unlikely that the Borrishoole player will be fit to resume his career until next year's championship.

Mayo have been particularly badly hit by injuries this season. Team captain Cillian O'Connor missed the entire league campaign as well as the championship games against New York and Roscommon following knee surgery.

Midfielder Matthew Ruane missed a large chuck of the summer as did O'Connor.

Goalkeeper David Clarke was ruled out of last weekend's game against Donegal but Tom Parsons, who suffered a career-threatening knee injury last summer, was back on the 26-man squad for the Donegal game.

With the exception of Doherty, the rest of the squad are expected to be available for Saturday's semi-final showdown against five-in-row chasing Dublin.

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