Thursday 19 April 2018

Cadogan defends dual role

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Eoin Cadogan says the injury that is keeping him out of both the football and hurling league finals has nothing to do with his dual-star role.

The Cork defender has dismissed reports that he suffered a stress fracture to his leg, reiterating that he is suffering from shin pain. But the injury could still mean he will miss the start of both championships.

"If I had a stress fracture I would be on crutches. I had a pain on my shins so I had a scan," he said, speaking at the launch of the 2010 Opel Gaelic Players Awards yesterday.

"Hopefully we will know more in a couple of weeks' time when I have a scan. It is disappointing to miss both league finals, but had it happened in June or July it would be more disappointing."

And Cadogan is growing impatient with the idea that playing both football and hurling has led to his injury. "People hear the word stress fracture and they think 'stress' equals playing both codes. I checked my diary for last year and I was actually doing a way more when I was just hurling."

Cork GAA chiefs are hoping to secure the land adjacent to Páirc Ui Chaoimh within the next two months that will enable them to begin a multi-million euro redevelopment of the stadium. The Cork Board yesterday formally launched their strategic plan for the next five years, with the stadium's development at the forefront.

Irish Independent

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