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Dublin hit by injury blow as Eoghan O'Gara to miss rest of season with ligament damage

The full forward sustained the injury in a club game at the weekend.

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DUBLIN MANAGER JIM Gavin has been dealt a hammer blow with the news Eoghan O’Gara will miss the rest of the season after rupturing the ACL joint in his knee.

The 29-year-old suffered the injury whilst playing for Templeogue Sygne Street on Sunday and underwent a scan today which revealed the extent of the damage.

“The injury has been diagnosed as an ACL rupture and will result in Eoghan missing out the rest of the 2015 season,” A statement on Dublin’s website read.

With a little over two months until the start of their Leinster Championship campaign, the loss of O’Gara is a major setback for Dubs boss Gavin as he attempts to bring Sam Maguire back to the capital.

“On a personal level this is extremely disappointing for Eoghan,” Gavin commented.

“His start to the 2015 season had been very positive with some excellent performances in the O’Byrne Cup and National Football League.

“Protocols have been activated to ensure that Eoghan will receive the best of medical care and the Dublin Football medical and coaching staff will actively assist in his recovery over the weeks and months ahead.

“We wish Eoghan a speedy recovery, and we look forward to seeing him back to full health in the near future.”

In the same game, O’Gara’s younger brother, Killian, suffered an ankle injury which has put his involvement in Dublin’s U21 final on 2 April in doubt.

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