DONEGAL CAPTAIN Michael Murphy had to be content to cheer his Glenswilly team on from the sidelines in the Donegal SFC this afternoon.
Murphy suffered what looked to be a serious knee injury eight nights’ beforehand in an All-County League Division 1 loss against St Michael’s, where he had to be helped from the field with eight minutes remaining.
Photo caption: Michael Murphy in action for Glenswilly against St Eunan’s Caolan Ward in the Donegal SFC quarter-final last year. Photo: Geraldine Diver
The 27-year-old underwent a scan in Letterkenny on Thursday and the initial prognosis is not as bad as had been feared.[adrotate group=”59″]
Murphy’s injury is said to be an unusual one – a dislocated head of fibula with associated muscle tearing – which generally entails a recovery time of eight weeks. Therefore, it remains to be seen if he sees competitive action this season.
Michael Murphy is helped from the field last week in Glenswilly’s home All-County Football League Division 1 fixture against St Michael’s. Photo: Geraldine Diver
Glenswilly kept their championship aspirations alive with a 1-10 to 0-10 victory over Dungloe, with Neil Gallagher making his first appearance of the calendar year following a succession of injuries. The side managed by Michael Canning can make sure of top spot in Group A of the Donegal SFC with a win in Bundoran next Saturday.[adrotate group=”53″]
With all four teams in the group – Ardara being the other – locked on two points after two rounds of round-robin series, should Glenswilly lose in Bundoran they could be facing a relegation play-off to retain their senior status for 2017.[adrotate group=”38]