Mortimer confident of facing Sligo

June 12, 2008

Conor Mortimer
Mayo forward Conor Mortimer expects to be fit for Sunday week's Connacht SFC semi-final against Sligo at Castlebar. Mortimer has been struggling with a quad muscle injury for the past five weeks, and was forced to sit out Shrule-Glencorrib's defeat to Ballaghadereen in the local senior football championship last weekend. However, he returned to training on Tuesday evening and said the recovery was coming along "slowly but surely". He added: "We had a club game there at the weekend that I didn't play in. I wasn't right. I played in a club game a couple of weeks before that and just made it a bit worse. Time will tell. I've been getting treatment on it." Commenting on his recent lack of match practice, the prolific attacker said: "I wouldn't be too bad. I can do a lot on the bike and rowing machine. Actual match sharpness is what you would be missing but I did the session at training so I should be okay by the end of the week. "If I wasn't 100 per cent, I wouldn't go out and play. There is no point in hurting it again. If you hurt it again you could be out for four or five weeks and you could miss most of the championship."

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