Tuesday 23 January 2018

Graeme Molloy's career hangs in the balance

By Brendan Furlong

Graeme Molloy
Graeme Molloy

Graeme Molloy's outstanding service to both club and county has come at a severe cost for his career lies very much in the balance.

Wexford's outstanding defender has been ruled out of the June 14 opening round provincial championship outing with winners of Louth/Westmeath (Wexford Park or Cusack Park, Mullingar), but such is the extent of his injury that his career is now very much on hold.

Having failed to take any part in the league campaign, while also missing out on his club's St. James' opening two round games in the senior football championship, it now appears very much as if the full-back is being ruled out of contention for the 2015 season.

Molloy underwent surgery on a cartilage problem towards the end of last season, but following some complications his rehab has not been progressing according to plan. Following surgery he has had holes drilled in both top and bottom bones of the knee in the hope that it would provide body mass as a cushion for the knee.

Now the player is confined just to light gym work but given the nature of the problem and the discomfort that follows light gym work, Molloy's career is now very much on hold.

Wexford Manager David Power said: 'I cannot put a timeframe on it. His progress has been slow but given the nature of his injury and his rehab problems I can say he is out for this season. His fitness levels at this stage would be low, so with the injury it's now very much long term.'

With Molloy's career now in real doubt, there's better news concerning Conor Carty, who is progressing satisfactorily in his rehab following a cruciate knee operation last summer. His rehab is on course but it's doubtful should he make the opening round of the championship as he has not yet figured with his club Castletown.

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