Laois defender to miss rest of the season

Laois corner back Rory Stapleton is expected to miss his side's remaining National Football League fixtures due to a dislocated elbow.

The 21-year-old sustained the injury in last Sunday's Division 1B draw with Louth in Portlaoise - he actually collided with his team-mate Joe Higgins just 20 minutes into the game - and after examination, he is facing a lengthy lay-off.

It is a cruel blow for the Annanough prospect who sat out the early rounds of the Leinster Under-21 championship last year due to a leg injury.

The left-sided defender will miss Laois' upcoming league encounters with Down, Derry, Armagh and Kildare.

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