Tom Parsons suffered a horrendous injury while in action against Galway yesterday.
The Mayo player left the field of play in the second half at MacHale Park with a gruesome leg injury, following an accidental collision with Galway’s Eoghan Kerin.
The Tribesmen ran out 1-12 to 0-12 winners, but Mayo’s foremost concerns were understandably with their stricken midfielder.
The42.ie report that Parsons has suffered a dislocated knee joint.
The 30-year-old will undergo further testing and imaging in the next 24 hours, with a view to determining the length of his absence from the game within the next few days.
While this added assessment is required to draw up a timeline of recovery, it’s clear that it will be a lengthy one.
Last year’s All-Ireland finalists face a mammoth task in order to claim their coveted Sam Maguire, as they head for the qualifiers having lost the Connacht quarter-final. Sligo and Leitrim have qualified for the semis by virtue of defeating London and New York respectively.
Not to be today as we head to the qualifiers on June 9th. As always the Mayo support wasn't found wanting for this team. Also best wishes to Tom Parsons hopefully he makes a speedy recovery. #mayogaa #gaa pic.twitter.com/nj6rwVEzy6
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) May 13, 2018
— Charlestown GAA (@CharlestownGAA) May 13, 2018