Mayo GAA have tonight confirmed that Tommy Conroy picked up a serious knee injury while playing for NUI Galway in the Sigerson Cup Quarter Final on Tuesday evening. The Neale GAA club player left the field of play shortly before half time and did not return to the action.
The Mayo GAA medical team did a full assessment and examination today and have confirmed that Tommy suffered a cruciate ligament injury. Commenting on the news, Mayo GAA senior football manager James Horan said it was such an unfortunate injury. “Tommy is such a great person and player. We all wish him well during his rehabilitation. Tommy will still play a huge part in Mayo's season and will remain very much part of the panel. Unfortunately, injuries like this are part of sport. I know all the players will rally around Tommy and I am sure it will galvanise the entire team, but I know his injury will inspire other players to drive forward, step up and follow in his boots,” commented Horan
Mayo GAA Chairperson Seamus Touhy said the news was a blow to Mayo’s league and championship preparations. “ It is such an unfortunate injury at this time of year. Mayo GAA however, will provide whatever it takes to support Tommy and ensure he gets the best medical care during his recovery,” commented Touhy.