Mayo midfield injury jinx strikes again


THE injury jinx that has hit the Mayo midfield sector hard this year has struck again.

It has been confirmed that Aidan O'Shea's right foot is in a cast following last Saturday's win over Armagh in the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers.

It places some doubt over his participation in next Saturday's showdown against Galway in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.

Sources have revealed the injury may not be as serious as first thought and that the cast was mainly put on his foot as a precautionary measure.

However, the injury will be monitored closely over the coming days and all Mayo supporters are hoping he makes a swift recovery, such has been his outstanding form this season.

Manager James Horan has alread ylost Matthew Ruane and Diarmuind O'Connor through injury while Seamus O'Shea is still working on his return to full fitness after an injury lay-off.

Lee Keegan is definitely out of the Galway encounter due to an ankle injury.

Jason Doherty and Brendan Harrison also came off injured against Armagh.

However, it is felt both injuries are not too serious and they could both feature against the Tribesmen.