Fresh injury blow to keep Finn Harps striker Danny Morrissey out of action


Finn Harps look set to be without striker Danny Morrissey for a few weeks after he sustained a fresh hamstring injury last night.

Morrissey limped out of the win over Bohemians in the 42nd minute with a reoccurrence of a hamstring injury.

Morrissey, signed from Cork City at the start of the season, has scored four goals so far this season for Harps.

Danny will be a loss to us now and he will be out for a few weeks,” Harps manager Ollie Horgan confirmed.

“That was the most disappointing aspect of the night, that we have lost a key player.

“Danny looks like he will be out for another while. He has a history of a hamstring problem and unfortunately he has injured it again.

“It has been stop-start for Danny with the hamstring in his career. He was getting there and it’s disappointing for us and for Danny.”

Morrissey – who was out for six weeks earlier in the season with a similar injury –  was replaced by Paddy McCourt, who conjured up a piece of brilliance to create the winning goal, scored by Sean Houston, in the 58th minute.

Morrissey’s injury could give new signing Ibrahim Keita a chance to shine in the coming weeks. The French-born forward made his Harps debut last night, coming in for Eddie Dsane in the 85th minute.

Horgan said: “We need people to step in when the likes of Danny is injured. Please God when he’s back, he’ll be able to kick us on until the end of the season.”

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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