Wednesday 19 December 2018

Tyrone sweating over McCann injury

McCann was to undergo a scan yesterday. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
McCann was to undergo a scan yesterday. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Declan Bogue

Tyrone are waiting nervously on the results of a scan on Tiernan McCann's knee, after he limped off in the 77th minute of Tyrone's one point win over Kildare on Sunday.

McCann was to undergo a scan yesterday and report to Tyrone training today to have a full assessment of the extent of damage to his knee following a late collision.

He could be absent for this Saturday's Dr McKenna Cup final against Donegal, with Tyrone hoping the situation is no more serious.

"It is a bit worrying for us," said manager Mickey Harte at the launch of the McKenna Cup final in Strabane. "He hurt his knee in the last few minutes and he had to come off.

"He does need a scan. We are hoping that it is a bang and a bruise more than anything else, but until that is confirmed by a scan we don't know what the situation is."

Harte was also surprised to learn of the reports that Dublin's Bernard Brogan may have suffered a cruciate ligament injury in training last week.

"That is shocking news to hear," said Harte. "It is a serious injury at any age because it takes the year to recover from the injury in terms of being physically fit to play. I really feel for him at this stage of his career where he was looking very sharp."

Meanwhile, Offaly are on the look out for a new secretary after Durrow's Eamonn Cusack resigned from the post with immediate effect. Having only filled the PRO position this year following an 18-month vacancy, chairman Tommy Byrne will be keen to fill this crucial role immediately.

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