It has today been confirmed that Dublin star, Paddy Andrews, fractured his jaw on Saturday night following a clash with Tyrone goalkeeper, Niall Morgan.
RTE Sport’s Darren Frehill reported the news this morning that Andrews did indeed fracture his jaw on Saturday evening and has since undergone surgery as a result.
The St. Brigids’ player hadn’t long entered the fray for Dublin’s game against the Ulster men in the Allianz Football League when he shipped a heavy blow following Morgan’s mistimed shoulder tackle that he didn’t see coming.
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The manner in which Andrews fell to the floor was a cause for concern and as he was stretchered from the field his face was clearly left bloodied.
Jim Gavin confirmed afterwards that Andrews was taken to hospital following the clash and we have since learnt that he has already received surgery.
The injury is set to rule Andrews out for up to six weeks meaning he will miss the opening round of fixtures in this season’s Dublin senior championship.
The tackle by Morgan was deemed by many as a red card offence, however, having received a yellow at the time by the referee, the Tyrone goalkeeper cannot be punished by the GAA’s Central Competition Controls Committee (CCCC).