MASSIVE BLOW FOR DONEGAL AS MICHAEL BOYLE SUSTAINS SERIOUS KNEE INJURY

first_imgGAA EXCLUSIVE: Donegal goalkeeper Michael Boyle has suffered a devastating blow following confirmation he has ruptured his cruciate ligament in his knee. The injury occurred on his first night back at club training with Termon after spending the summer in the US playing GAA. Boyle was an influential figure for Donegal Boston and he helped them win the Boston SFC title in August.Boyle has been involved with the Donegal set-up for years and is an outstanding goalkeeper.He has been an understudy to Paul Durcan over the last number of years, but with Durcan’s move to Qatar imminent – Boyle was expected to nail the No.1 spot under Rory Gallagher.However, he now faces surgery on his ruptured ACL and will undergo a lengthy rehabilitation programme to reach full fitness. Boyle is confident he will be back playing in May, which would just be in time for the start of the Ulster SFC.Boyle told Donegal Daily, “It happened on the first night back at Termon training, but I knew when I did it, something was seriously wrong.“I went for a scan on Monday, and unfortunately the scan confirmed what I had feared and that was I had ruptured my ACL.“I should be getting the operation in the next three weeks, and I’m hopeful I will be back by May.“It’s obviously very disappointing, but I just have to remain positive and focus on my recovery and ensure I get back as quickly as possible.Boyle took solace from the fact that he hadn’t sustained any other damage anywhere else in his knee. Boyle added, “There is no damage done to any other ligaments, no bone brushing or cartilage damage so it’s as good an ACL injury you can have.It’s the second ACL injury to occur to a Donegal player in recent weeks.Darrach O’Connor suffered an ACL injury and also faces a long lay off.Hopefully we so both players back in action as soon as possible – as both are top-class performers that Rory Gallagher will need next summer. MASSIVE BLOW FOR DONEGAL AS MICHAEL BOYLE SUSTAINS SERIOUS KNEE INJURY was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGAAHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more