Tyrone missing two key defenders for Donegal clash

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Tyrone look set to be without their two most experienced defenders for Sunday's must-win Super 8s clash with Donegal.
Cathal McCarron's season is over, and with a place in the All-Ireland semi-final at stake, the Red Hands are facing the prospect of losing Ronan McNamee as well.
The Tyrone full-back hasn't trained since suffering a calf injury in the defeat to Dublin ten days ago, but while his chances of playing at Ballybofey are receding, manager Mickey Harte hasn't given up hope.
“Ronan's injury is significant enough, in that he didn't train there at the weekend, and he's working on it, the physios are working on trying to reduce the swelling on the calf muscle," he said.
“If that progresses as well as it has in the last 48 hours, there's a good chance that he will be available, but that's not a certainty at all."
McCarron suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Super 8s opener against Roscommon at Croke Park, and is awaiting surgery.
But Harte lauded the attitude of the 32-year-old, and his determination to recover and return to the team.


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