Saturday 18 November 2017

'One hundred per cent' - Ciaran Kilkenny says Brogan and Co will return and is positive about McCaffrey injury

Jack McCaffrey treated for injury during final and (inset) Bernard Brogan lists Sam with Paul Flynn
Jack McCaffrey treated for injury during final and (inset) Bernard Brogan lists Sam with Paul Flynn
Jack McCaffrey of Dublin is treated for an injury during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Dublin's Jack McCaffrey leaves the field during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo. Photo: Sportsfile

Jack McCafrey will be back fighting fit for next year's championship, according to Dublin star Ciaran Kilkenny.

2015 Footballer of the Year McCaffrey is awaiting scan results on is knee with a strong possibility he faces a stint on the sidelines with what could be a cruciate injury.

Kilkenny, who injured his cruciate himself in 2014, says that for now, flying wingback McCaffrey is just enjoying the three-in-a-row celebrations and will recover swiftly should he be diagnosed with a cruciate problem.

Kilkenny also expects Bernard Brogan and Dubllin's other thirty somethings to be back vying for four-in-a-row next summer.

"For him, if he does have an injury, his focus really at the moment is enjoying these couple of days together as a group, as a team," Kilkenny explained.

"If that’s what it is, no better man to get back from it.

"He’ll pay attention to it and, worst-case scenario, he’ll be back in May/June.

If there was any time to get it and it is that injury, he’s gotten it at the right time. He has plenty of time to recover from that."

When asked if he expects the likes of Brogan to retire, Kilkenny was adamant that won't happen.

"They are still flying it," he added. "One hundred per cent, I expect them to stay on next year."

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