Donnelly ruled out for six months

November 12, 2019

Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Tyrone captain Mattie Donnelly won’t play any football for six months due to a serious hamstring injury.

The inspirational Trillick ace sustained the injury during his club’s narrow Ulster Club SFC defeat to Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly earlier this month.

He had been substituted at half time but was reintroduced to the fray during extra time, when it is believed the damage was done.

Scans revealed that one of the tendons holding the hamstring to the bone has become detached. The two-times All Star is due to undergo surgery in London today and looks set to miss the entire 2020 national football league campaign. The injury also makes him doubtful for the Red Hands’ Ulster SFC opener against holders Donegal.

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