James McCarthy’s Knee Injury Is A Major Concern Ahead Of The Super 8’s
Dublin manager Jim Gavin faces an anxious wait to discover how serious James McCarthy’s knee injury is and how long he will be sidelined for.
McCarthy was forced to leave the field a few minutes before halftime of yesterday’s Leinster Final and had to be helped off the pitch by two members of the medical team.
The Ballymun Kickhams man tried three times to put weight on his right leg after initial treatmen, but had to concede that he couldn’t continue.
The most worrying aspect was the injury appeared to occur without any contact and considering that the three time All-Star suffered medial knee ligament damage back in 2016 which seen him miss part of the championship that year, there will be a worrying wait over the next couple of days before discovering how serious an injury McCarthy has sustained.
James was seen after the game on crutches with his right knee iced. When asked about the injury after the game Dublin manager Jim Gavin stared they would have to wait and see how it is over the next 48 hours but James was in good spirits.
“James is in very good spirits in the dressing room, he’s up walking around, we are lucky to have a really good medical team and those medical protocols will kick now and over the next 48 to 72 hours we will see how he is and my initial chat with him there, he is in good form and he is healthy and delighted with the win.”
— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) June 23, 2019
With only three weeks to go to the start of the ‘Super 8’s’ it not a good time of the year to suffer a significant injury and the hope will be now that it’s not a serious as it looked.