Cruciate ligament injury to sideline Dublin's Kevin O'Brien for rest of season

Updated: Friday, 14 Feb 2014 22:29 | Comments

Kevin O'Brien in action for Dublin
Kevin O'Brien in action for Dublin

Dublin footballer Kevin O’Brien will miss the rest of season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

O’Brien sustained the injury while playing in a Sigerson Cup game with Dublin Institute of Technology on Thursday.

He was taken to Beaumont hospital following the incident. On Friday, Dublin confirmed that the injury had been diagnosed as an ACL rupture.

“On a personal level this is extremely disappointing for Kevin who played a significant role during the 2013 National Football League, Leinster and All-Ireland campaigns,” said Dublin boss Jim Gavin.

“Our team medical protocols have been activated to ensure that he will receive the best of medical care and the Dublin Football coaching staff will actively assist Kevin in his recovery over the weeks and months ahead.”

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