Just one collective training session done so far and we’ve suffered what looks to be the county’s first significant player injury of the year.
The Mayo News is reporting (here) that last year’s captain Aidan O’Shea picked up what is being described as “a worrying knee injury” at the first collective training session of the year, which was undertaken by the senior panel yesterday evening. According to the report, the Breaffy man “sustained the injury innocuously during a training game” and he was able to walk off the pitch afterwards.
If the three-times All-Star is sidelined for an extended period of time he’d obviously be a huge loss to us. He’s been an ever-present in the team for the Championship since 2012, and in the years since then he’s appeared in 58 consecutive Championship games.
This is just the kind of football-related news we could have done without as preparations start to ramp up ahead of the return to action next month. It’s not clear as yet how serious this injury is but, according to the report above, it’s serious enough to merit Aidan getting a scan done on it. Hopefully it won’t prove to be as bad as it sounds.