Tyrone have received a major setback to their Allianz National Football League campaign with the news that Tiernan McCann is out for the tournament.
The 26-year-old was replaced by Kieran McGeary late on in the Red Hand’s win over Kildare on Sunday, and it has been revealed that he suffered a knee injury which will rule him out for the remainder of the League.
This comes as a blow to the Ulster champions, who headed for Newbridge on Sunday winless after two games and needed a result against fellow basement team Kildare. Mattie Donnelly’s late score ensured that they headed back home with two points, but they are still far from out of the woods as far as relegation is concerned.
Speaking to the Irish News, Mickey Harte confirmed to the Irish News that McCann is set for a period on the sideline.
“The scan revealed that he has a crack to his kneecap and he is definitely out for the rest of the League.
“The best-case scenario is that he will be out for at least six to eight weeks and its awful news to hear.
“It goes without saying that it is a major blow for Tyrone as he is a serious, serious operator for us, one of our key players.”
Next up for Harte’s side is a trip to Monaghan on Saturday week.
Check out the latest episode of The 16th Man where we discuss the Kildare footballers and break down Shane Dowling’s wonder-goal for Na Piarsaigh in the club championship: