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The RTÉ sports bulletin on Morning Ireland had an update this morning on Tom Parsons’ injury and what Darren Frehill had to report wasn’t exactly uplifting. The RTÉ website now has a piece on this update as well – it’s here. There’s also an official statement from Mayo GAA – here.
As the article states, what befell Tom eight days ago has been described as one of “the most rare injuries in sport.” He underwent knee surgery at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry on Saturday but this operation, on the ligaments, was just the first of a number he’ll need to have on the knee over the next while.
By the sounds of that report, Tom remains positive and upbeat, despite the injury hammer blow he’s suffered. Acknowledging the many messages of support he’s received, Tom again expressed his aim to get back into the county jersey once more in the future. As the report confirms, though, the road ahead for Tom will be a long and difficult one. All we can do – once again – is to wish him the very best for his recovery.
The Mayo GAA Lotto is a practical way of showing your support for Tom and the rest of the team. You can play the Lotto here.