Looks like Jason is out
The extent of the injury suffered by Jason Doherty has yet to be confirmed but it appears all but certain that the damage he did at MacHale Park on Saturday night will rule him out for the semi-final and beyond.
RTÉ reported on their 7.30am sports bulletin that the results of the scan should be known today but added that there were rising concerns about the extent of the injury, amid speculation that it could be a dreaded cruciate one.
In this week’s Mayo News (paper and digital variants), Mike Finnerty describes the injury as a “suspected knee ligament” problem and says that Doc looks set to miss out on the Dublin game. It’s not looking good for the under-rated but hugely committed Burrishoole player.
Mike has, though, better news on other players ahead of Saturday. He says that it’s hoped David Clarke, Donal Vaughan and long-term absentee Diarmuid O’Connor could all be in contention for the big one.
There’s loads more, of course, in the Mayo News ahead of Saturday’s semi-final. The compressed nature of the Championship means that all the excitement from the win over Donegal has had to be wedged into this week’s edition alongside the cool-headed preview pieces on the upcoming semi-final, with the county’s ladies’ team and the Minors also getting mentions in there too.
The paper is in the shops this morning and it’s online already. I’ve just perused it over breakfast myself, providing the perfect kick-start to the day.