Hawkins out for Bohs

Bohemians’ UEFA Cup plans have been hit by an injury to influential centre back Colin Hawkins.

Bohemians’ UEFA Cup plans have been hit by an injury to influential centre back Colin Hawkins.

Bohs visit Estonia this week to play Levadia Tallinn in the country’s capital city on Thursday evening but the assessment on Hawkins’ ankle injury picked up in last Friday night’s 2-2 home draw with Waterford United is that the defender will be out of action for up to two weeks.

Hawkins, who suffered a broken nose against Cork City last month, was stretchered off in first-half injury-time at Dalymount Park with what has been diagnosed as a lateral ligament injury.

He could also miss the FAI Cup second round home tie with Cork side Ringmahon Rangers on Thursday, July 22 and possibly the UEFA Cup second leg back in Dublin the following Tuesday, July 27.

Former Longford Town centre-back Paul McNally replaced Hawkins for the second half of the Waterford game and is in line to continue in the role in Estonia.

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