The news that Jason Doherty has suffered what appears to be another serious knee injury is cruel luck for a player who spent several months last year and early this year recuperating from a cruciate injury picked up in the Super 8s clash against Donegal last summer.
This latest injury was, according to this report in The 42, picked up in training in recent days. The extent of the injury hasn’t been determined as yet, with the player set to undergo a scan at some point this week.
What does seem clear is that the injury looks certain to keep Jason sidelined for the coming resumed inter-county season. That’s scheduled to start with two League matches later this month, followed by the Connacht Championship in November.
The resurgence in Covid infection numbers could, of course, mean there’ll be no inter-county matches at all this winter. For now, though, the GAA – having mothballed all remaining club fixtures – appears set to keep in place its plans for resuming inter-county action.
Regardless of how all that pans out, it appears that James Horan has lost the services of a player who, having missed out on the League matches played this spring before Covid hit, appeared to be ready and raring to go.
Hopefully, he will once again next year, after he overcomes this latest cruel twist of fate. Get well soon, Doc, and the best of luck with your recovery.