Galway lose injured captain Damien Comer for Connacht final

Galway lose injured captain Damien Comer for Connacht final

Galway captain Damien Comer has been ruled out of Sunday’s Connacht SFC final against Roscommon.

Comer has not played a single minute of football for Galway in 2019, his absence stemming from an ankle injury incurred during a St Stephen’s Day soccer game.

The full-forward’s layoff was lengthened by the fact that the initial scan on his ankle did not show up the full extent of the damage and it was only after he underwent a second scan, some weeks later, was it discovered that surgery was required.

“This weekend is probably too soon for him,” Galway manager Kevin Walsh said this morning.

“He’s back [running] straight lines so, hopefully, the boys can do the business [without him]. In terms of a [return], hopefully, the next two weeks. Again, it is down to how he reacts.”

Paul Conroy, who is on the way back from a double leg break suffered last July, and Ciarán Duggan (knee) have been ruled out of the county’s bid for back-to-back provincial titles, a feat last achieved by a Galway football team in 2003.

Club footballer of the year Kieran Molloy, having twisted his ankle last week, is in a race against the clock to be right for Sunday’s visit of Roscommon to Salthill.

Returning from injury are Declan Kyne, Adrian Varley, Peter Cooke, and Sean Kelly.

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