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McManus out for season

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Lads I dunno, I wouldn't just give up like that. Listen, every team, including Tyrone will have their injury issues between now and June 15th. We have options, and I just think there is something steely in this group of lads that was never there before.

A few years ago when we lost the likes of tommy etc through injury or suspension like against Derry that time, I would throw in the towel and give us no chance. I'm not denying that this is bad, but it's not that bad, and I wouldn't be surprised to see lads in surprisingly decent shape come June. Couple that with other marquee players with have in our squad.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1068 - 06/05/2014 21:23:22    1584842

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We have options now for position s midfield clerkin o hanlon k Hughes d Hughes p finlay forwards mcguinnes mc carron p mc kenna e duffy possibly t freeman so were well covered

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 757 - 06/05/2014 21:46:33    1584856

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There is no doubt that there is coverage in the forwards but McManus is now the top one and his loss would be massive. It will be a significant test of how far this team has come if they can compensate for his (possible) absence. As other posters have said every team will have injuries to top players so maybe the team can make another big step forward and win a big game without him. If they do then it'll be more progress in the right direction.

rcarragh (Dublin) - Posts: 299 - 07/05/2014 10:15:28    1584903

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This crack of easing lads back in for the qualifiers doesn't really check out when you consider round 1 of the qualifiers is six days after our match with either Tyrone or Down and there will be teams like Donegal or Derry waiting in the long grass having exited the championship weeks before. Bit of a minefield there. No even with players missing with injury our best bet is still the Ulster Championship. Thats the downside of being last to play in Ulster, very little recovery time for the qualifiers. When you consider teams like Cork and Kerry are guaranteed pretty much last 12 football every year its a very unfair set up.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1454 - 07/05/2014 10:21:17    1584907

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There is no doubt that there is coverage in the forwards but McManus is now the top one and his loss would be massive. It will be a significant test of how far this team has come if they can compensate for his (possible) absence. As other posters have said every team will have injuries to top players so maybe the team can make another big step forward and win a big game without him. If they do then it'll be more progress in the right direction.

Have to agree with rcarragh here, this is the litmus test. If we really are to become a top dog, and mix it with Div 1 teams, we have to be able to absorb injuries like this and still compete and win.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1068 - 07/05/2014 10:36:50    1584917

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lads any late word on conors injury everyone seems to have a different story to tell!!

footininja (Monaghan) - Posts: 43 - 10/05/2014 20:51:06    1586217

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What stories have you heard footininja!?

There's no doubt that he suffered the injuries, I suppose the debate is on how long he'll be out for. I see he was at the open night on Friday wearing a protective boot .

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 859 - 11/05/2014 09:51:32    1586246

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it was more the length of his recovery time that i meant patk people seem to have a time span rangeing from 4 to 12 weeks was wonderin if anyone had any more accurate news!

footininja (Monaghan) - Posts: 43 - 11/05/2014 14:05:57    1586295

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I would say that it would be in the teams interests to say he will be out for longer than he actually will be, just to keep opposition guessing

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1068 - 11/05/2014 16:02:50    1586320

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Read today in examiner that McManus will probably need an operation on the ankle which will prob take 10 weeks to heal.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1068 - 12/05/2014 11:04:43    1586520

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Well potentially there's the tipping point for our season...surgery and it's pretty much all over for him for this year, which would be a huge blow for us. With no disrespect to any of our other forwards, I don't believe we have anybody who can consistently perform at the level that Conor does.

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 367 - 12/05/2014 13:18:36    1586592

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Well potentially there's the tipping point for our season...surgery and it's pretty much all over for him for this year, which would be a huge blow for us. With no disrespect to any of our other forwards, I don't believe we have anybody who can consistently perform at the level that Conor does

Your right in a way 10 weeks is alot. Without surgery he might well make the game on the 15th. I just hope the other forwards take there chance now if Conor is out and start performing consistently as you say.

A massive blow but I still feel we have the men there to do a job just going to have to tweak the team to suit but Iv no doubt Malachy will be thinking this out well.

muckla (UK) - Posts: 322 - 12/05/2014 14:19:48    1586622

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Monaghan Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 394 - 20/05/2014 20:35:54    1590994

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20/05/2014 20:35:54
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mcsta (None) - Posts: 74 - 20/05/2014 21:57:14    1591081

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Just heard that Monaghan have have signed Bernard Brogan from Dublin to fill the void left by the injured Conor McManus in the May transfer window is there any truth to this?? I think it was on the Internet so it must be true!!!!!!!

RawDog (Monaghan) - Posts: 83 - 22/05/2014 09:44:19    1591719

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Strange we haven't heard more about Conor's injury, it may be wishful thinking but I was also thinking "no news is good news". It was said he'd know more in a week, it's nearly an extra week now. If he heard back that he needed surgery surely that would have come out. Maybe the initial news was positive and he's been given more time to see how it heals. All wishful thinking as I say, and even in the best case scenario I don't think he'd be fit for Tyrone, I just hope he can yet play a good part in the championship this year.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 859 - 25/05/2014 21:03:48    1593328

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Was just thinking same thing too. Great if he makes it, even onto the bench!

Monaghan Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 394 - 26/05/2014 10:10:57    1593411

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