ACL curse ends Rossiter's season
Published 30/03/2016 | 00:00
Ciara Rossiter became the second Wexford Youths player to suffer a season-ending injury in less than a month as the 20-year-old left-sided player tore her anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Waterford I.T. in the W.S.C.A.I. Premier Plate final two weeks ago.
The Irish international, who was having a strong season for her club, was stretchered off in the first quarter of her colleges final against Sligo I.T.
There was hope that Rossiter's injury would prove to be less serious than that of team-mate, Rianna Jarrett, but once the severe swelling subsided a scan last week revealed the full extent of the damage.
She will now be on a similar recovery plan to Jarrett who suffered her third knee injury in less than three years while on international duty in Cyprus.
Rossiter, a former Forth Celtic schoolgirl, was also a promising G.A.A. player and represented Wexford and St. Martin's in the mini-games in Croke Park during Wexford's run to the All-Ireland Senior football semi-final in 2008.
Wexford Youths still have at least nine fixtures, without two of their star players, to complete by season's end in early May, a six-week spell that includes a two-week international break.