Monday 19 November 2018

Parsons undergoes extensive tests but Mayo boosted by fitness of Keegan

 

Medics attend to Tom Parsons after the Mayo man suffered a serious knee injury. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Medics attend to Tom Parsons after the Mayo man suffered a serious knee injury. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Tom Parsons has undergone extensive tests and imaging to establish the extent of the damage to his knee, an injury that was confirmed as a dislocation after Mayo's Connacht quarter-final defeat to Galway on Sunday.

A knee dislocation is far more serious than the dislocation to any other joint with torn cruciate and medial ligaments that stabilise the joint in the first place, and damage to the tibia and fibia bones, all potential outcomes.

The Charlestown man, a real driver for Mayo over the last three seasons since his return to inter-county football, has had good wishes conveyed from every part of the country after the horrific nature of the injury became apparent.

Better news for Mayo is the availability of Lee Keegan again for their first-round qualifier on Saturday, June 9.

Keegan has recovered well from a shoulder dislocation he sustained in a league match against Tyrone in March though Sunday's game came just too soon.

Irish Independent

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