Monaghan's prospects for the upcoming Ulster SFC have been dealt a blow with the news that attacker Jack McCarron will miss the rest of the season.
The corner-forward (28), who scored 0-09 (4f) in four Allianz Football League Division 1 matches earlier this year, injured his knee in intermediate championship action for his club Currin in July and will not be back in 2020, Monaghan manager Seamus McEnaney has confirmed.
"We would hope that we would have him prepared and ready to go for the start of the National Football League next year," McEnaney told GAA.ie.
"I'm very disappointed for him, through the National Football League early on in the spring before the lockdown he was going really well for us.
"He puts in such a huge effort, he lives his life around football and football is his life. It is a setback, but as I said to him the morning after he got a bit of work done, his recovery starts now and we will get him ready for next spring."
McEnaney said that the only other injuries in his squad so far are of a minor nature ahead of their Ulster preliminary round clash with Cavan on the weekend of 31 October.