Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara misses rest of 2015 season after cruciate ligament woe

SportBy Sean McGoldrick
Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara misses rest of season
Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara misses rest of season

Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara will miss the rest of the 2015 season after damaging his cruciate ligament in a club match.

A key member of the Dublin attack, O'Gara won All-Ireland medals in 2011 and 2013. In 27 championship appearances he has scored 6-15.

He sustained the injury while playing for his club Templeogue Synge Street on Sunday.

Following a scan the damage was diagnosed as an anterior cruciate ligament rupture which effectively sidelines the player until next spring.

Dublin boss Jim Gavin told that he was extremely disappointed for the player.

"His start to the 2015 season had been very positive with some excellent performances in the O’Byrne Cup and National Football League.

"Protocols have been activated to ensure that Eoghan will receive the best of medical care and the Dublin Football medical and coaching staff will actively assist in his recovery over the weeks and months ahead.

"We wish Eoghan a speedy recovery, and we look forward to seeing him back to full health in the near future,' said Gavin.

O'Gara is the third Dublin player to damage his ACL in the last 13 months.

Last March Ciaran Kilkenny sustained a similar injury and missed the rest of the season, though he has made a successful comeback in the current Allianz League.

Earlier defender Kevin O'Brien ruptured his cruciate ligament in the Sigerson Cup.

For some unexplained reason March appears to be the month during most the majority of inter county players do serious damage to their ACL.

Already this month Cork hurling full-back Christopher Joyce ruptured his cruciate ligament during the side's League tie against Dublin.

Last March there were a spate of ACL related injuries during the month.