Donegal's McGrath suffers cruciate woe

August 08, 2019

Cavan's Padraig Faulkner challenges Paddy McGrath of Donegal during the Ulster SFC final clash at St Tiernach's Park, Clones. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Donegal defender Paddy McGrath has suffered a cruciate ligament injury, according to a report from the Donegal Democrat this afternoon.

The corner-back had to be withdrawn early during the second-half of the Ulster champions’ four-point loss to Mayo in Castlebar last Saturday evening and while the hopes were that it was a minor injury sustained by the Ardara man, a scan has since confirmed the dreaded news.

Mayo GAA confirmed yesterday that attacker Jason Doherty sustained the same injury at MacHale Park.

It’s the second cruciate injury McGrath has suffered in his career and comes as a cruel blow after working his way back to full fitness, having missed out on Donegal’s opening two games in the Super 8s.

The 30-year-old will now be side-lined until 2020 as he works on another recovery from a long-term injury.

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