Kieran Donaghy sidelined with dislocated shoulder

Kerry management must wait and see extent of injury

Kieran Donaghy was only 10 minutes on the field with Austin Stacks, who were playing Milltown/Castlemaine in the Kerry Club Senior Championship on Sunday, when he dislocated his shoulder. Photograph: Inpho

Kieran Donaghy was only 10 minutes on the field with Austin Stacks, who were playing Milltown/Castlemaine in the Kerry Club Senior Championship on Sunday, when he dislocated his shoulder. Photograph: Inpho

Tue, Apr 29, 2014, 01:00

Kerry management have said that it is very much a situation of wait and see, as to how long Kieran Donaghy will be out for, following his latest injury setback. Donaghy was only 10 minutes on the field with his club Austin Stacks, who were playing Milltown/Castlemaine in the Kerry Club Senior Championship at Connelly Park on Sunday, when he dislocated his shoulder and immediately, was taken to Kerry General Hospital for x-rays.

Austin Stacks manager and former Kerry All-Ireland medal winner Stephen Stack said: “Kieran came on for us midway the second half, and the groin injury that had been keeping him out was fine and indeed I introduced him as a third midfielder and he was playing very well. But then he fell awkwardly and that was it, his shoulder took a hit and it was obvious that he had dislocated his shoulder. He was taken to hospital, and clicked his shoulder back in.”

Typically a dislocated shoulder can be anything from two to three months but it sometimes depends of the individual himself and his powers of recovery.

Stack is not ruling out the possibility of Donaghy being back for their opening SFC game with Feale Rangers in early June. “I don’t know the full extent of Kieran’s injury yet but it’s highly unlikely that he will be fit in time for our clash with Feale Rangers on June 7th. He was playing well for the 10 minutes he was on for on Sunday and was really up for it.”

Kerry also have Bryan Sheahan on the easy list, as a blow to the back of his knee, picked up while warm weather training in Portugal during Easter, meant he missed his club St Mary’s two-point defeat by Ardfert in the intermediate club championship, on Saturday evening, but it believed not be to serious and Sheehan should be back in a few weeks.

Darran O Sullivan missed Glenbeigh/Glencar’s junior club 26-point hammering of Tousist, and sources close to team revealed O’Sullivan’s hamstring tear should be right in about four weeks.

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