Galvin may not play football again

Limerick’s John Galvin’s football career hangs in the balance after confirmation that he has suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament injury.

The midfielder will not play again this year and, at 31, there must be a question as to whether he can get backto his best after at least a year off with the injury. Galvin did the damage in a challenge match against Down at the weekend. Limerick boss Maurice Horan had hoped that it would be less serious ligament damage, but an MRI scan on Wednesday confirmed the bad news.

“We can’t state how great a loss he is. We were just talking about the fact recently that he hasn’t missed a championship game for Limerick since 2001. His career spans across three decades now,” said Horan.

Horan said that the player was determined to continue with his career. “John is a very committed player,” he said. “He’ll want to get himself right quickly.”

With a championship encounter with Kerry this weekend,the news could not have come at a worse time for Limerick supporters. Galvin will be out of the game for at least a year and his loss is a huge blow to the side.

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