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The Mayo News (paper and digital versions) today confirms that Kevin Keane, who was ferried from the field of play after just ten minutes at Croke Park on Sunday with what visibly appeared to be a serious leg injury, has suffered damage to his cruciate knee ligament. The injury was confirmed following a scan he underwent yesterday.
Anyone who saw the incident at Croke Park – it occurred directly across the field from where I was sitting and it was immediately apparent that Kevin was in serious bother – will have feared the worst for the Westport full-back. Sadly, the prognosis is a negative one and Kevin now faces what Mike Finnerty describes in that report as “a lengthy spell on the sidelines.” Generally, it takes a full twelve months to recover from a cruciate injury, though the exact time is dependent on the severity of the damage.
It’s impossible not to feel desperately disappointed for the big-hearted Westport man, a player who has had precious little luck down the years. Only last year he suffered a serious shoulder injury in an FBD clash against Roscommon, which kept him out of action for most of the League campaign, and he now faces a long road to recover from this latest setback.
Best of luck to Kevin and here’s hoping for a smooth and trouble-free rehab for him.