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Monday 16 September 2019

McDonald a doubt for opening rounds of Allianz National Hurling league

Conor McDonald.
Conor McDonald.

By Brendan Furlong

WEXFORD full-forward Conor McDonald could be ruled out of the early rounds of the Allianz National Hurling league.

The Naomh Eanna clubman was forced to retire midway through the second half of UCD's Walsh Cup clash with his home county, Wexford. While he had ice packs applied immediately to the injury he was still in considerable discomfort.

McDonald had the ankle x-rayed in St. Vincent's Hospital on Monday morning, January 19, following which his worst fears were realised.

Team manager Liam Dunne said: 'Conor has a chipped bone in the ankle. A plaster has been applied and he's on crutches at the moment.

'We will have him looked at by an ankle specialist to ensure he gets the professional treatment. Hopefully we will have him seen by a specialist Monday or Tuesday at the latest,' added Dunne.

But given the nature of the injury it's almost certain that McDonald will miss the opening league game at home to Antrim on Sunday, February 15.

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