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Bernard Brogan returns for Dublin six months after suffering devastating ACL injury

The 34-year-old made a brief appearance against Roscommon to mark his return after six months on the sidelines.

Brogan enters the field of play at Croke Park.
Brogan enters the field of play at Croke Park.
Image: Ken Sutton/INPHO

BERNARD BROGAN COMPLETED his long-awaited return from injury on Sunday afternoon, briefly replacing Mark Schutte in the latter stages of Dublin’s Super 8s clash with Roscommon at Croke Park.

The 2010 Footballer of the Year suffered a devastating cruciate injury in February, with early reports suggesting his Championship season could have been over before it even began.

Brogan replaced Schutte after 61 minutes to rapturous applause, as Dublin comfortably led Kevin McStay’s side with their place in next weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals already secured.

The forward underwent an operation at the end of February to repair the cruciate ligament damage he suffered in a training session with Dublin.

Sunday’s brief appearance, spending a little under six minutes on the field of play, represents Brogan’s first taste of football in six months.

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