Mayo GAA have confirmed that Jason Doherty suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in last weekend’s Super 8s win over Donegal.
The Mayo half-forward is expected to be out for several months but his presence will be missed most on Saturday when Mayo face Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.
Doherty was in flying form this season and hit a crucial score from 45 metres out against Donegal before suffering the injury which resulted in him being stretchered off the field.
Mayo GAA released a statement confirming the news of Doherty’s injury.
“It’s very disappointing for Jason to have suffered this injury and he will now begin work on his recovery.
“Everybody within Mayo GAA wishes him well during his rehabilitation and we look forward to seeing him wearing the green and red in 2020.”
Mayo have qualified for their eighth All-Ireland semi-final in nine years despite having horrible luck with injuries in 2019. On top of Doherty, they already lost captain Diarmuid O’Connor and breakthrough midfielder Matthew Ruane to injury, however, both are thought to be in the frame ahead of this weekend’s crucial clash with the five-in-a-row chasing champions.
Cillian O’Connor, Seamus O’Shea and Tom Parsons have also spent time on the sidelines this season but all three have since returned to the match-day squad.