Tyrone’s Niall Morgan has been ruled out of action for the remainder of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship after sustaining a knee injury in a club encounter on Sunday.
The Red Hands goalkeeper had to be stretchered off during Edendork’s fixture against Derrytresk and will undergo surgery in Belfast today.
Morgan is expected to be sidelined for at least four months.
The 21-year-old made a significant impact during the league campaign, scoring 0-18 from placed balls during the league.
Pascal McConnell is poised to take over in the Tyrone goal for the first round qualifier clash against Offaly.
Meanwhile, defender Dermot Carlin is also a doubt after breaking his nose during a club game.
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