BROGAN ‘COULD SKIP SURGERY’

Irish Daily Mirror - - SPORT - BY PAUL KEANE

and I never got the FOR­MER Dublin de­fender op­er­a­tion. I met Ray Mo­ran Johnny Magee skipped after­wards, he said, ‘Your surgery af­ter his cru­ci­ate cru­ci­ate is gone’ but knee lig­a­ment tear – and be­cause I’d played on for reck­ons Bernard Brogan an­other 70 min­utes the should con­sider it too. mus­cles around it were

Five-time All-ire­land ob­vi­ously fairly strong. win­ner Brogan suf­fered the “I took six weeks out to dreaded in­jury, for build up the mus­cles the sec­ond time in and strengthen his ca­reer, in them and did a lot train­ing last week. of low im­pact

The 33-year-old work in the pool for­mer Foot­baller but I got back that of the Year was in sum­mer. form af­ter skip­ping last “I know a good few month’s team hol­i­day to play­ers who did the same South Africa to con­cen­trate thing, Peadar An­drews, on his fit­ness. Kieran Mcgeeney, they

For­mer Wick­low boss were able to build the Magee (in­set) suf­fered a mus­cles up around the cru­ci­ate in­jury in 2002 but knee and play on. re­vealed that played on for “From that point of view, years with­out surgery and Bernard might be one of reck­ons Brogan should the lucky ones who can con­sider do­ing like­wise. also do it. He’s al­ways kept

Magee said: “I’m sure him­self in great shape.” they’ll ex­plore that av­enue Magee added: “I’d be so he could be in­volved in very sur­prised if this is the the Cham­pi­onship. end for Bernard, I re­ally

“I did mine in 2002, five can’t see that hap­pen­ing, min­utes into a Le­in­ster even if he goes for the semi-fi­nal against Meath. I surgery. He still has an did the cru­ci­ate but I played aw­ful lot to of­fer over the on for the rest of the game next cou­ple of years.”

MCKENNA CUP FI­NAL, SAT

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