Mayo and Ballina Stephenites star Evan Regan is set to face an extended spell on the sidelines after he sustained a facial bone fracture and concussion in an incident in Saturday night's Allianz League Round Two clash with Kerry in MacHale Park.
Full forward Regan was helped off the field after he was taken out by a Kerry defender in the 44th minute of Mayo's loss to the Kingdom and it has been confirmed to Midwest Radio that he is recieving treatment with specialists this week. It has yet to be confirmed how long the forward will be absent for, but it will be a blow to Stephen Rochford's plans with the Ballina man having started and performed well in the final FBD league game and both NFL games so far this season.
In a cruel twist of fate, the injury came just two days after the third anniversary of Regan breaking his collarbone in a league game also against Kerry which ruled him out for the rest of that season's league campaign.
Meanwhile Regan's Ballina team-mate Ger Cafferkey is the only other injury concern from Saturday night ahead of this weekend's clash with Galway. The defender is being monitored for a hamstring injury and a decision will be made on his availability later in the week.