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Mayo's Cathal Carolan the latest player to fall victim to cruciate curse

The Crossmolina player suffered the injury in training last Tuesday night.

Mayo's Cathal Carolan.
Mayo's Cathal Carolan.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

MAYO FOOTBALLER CATHAL Carolan has become the latest inter-county player to be struck down with a cruciate ligament injury.

Carolan damaged his in a training session last Tuesday night and the Crossmolina player is now ruled out for the rest of the season.

He becomes the sixth inter-county Gaelic footballer to sustain the injury in recent times with Dublin’s Kevin O’Brien, Kerry’s Colm Cooper, Cork’s Ruairi Deane, Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny and Meath’s Eamon Wallace all having suffered cruciate injuries as well.

This season Carolan has featured for James Horan’s team in the league when he started against Kildare in Newbridge and started against Tyrone in Omagh before coming on as a substitute in their last two league games against Kerry and Westmeath.

Carolan burst onto the scene for Mayo for the first time last summer when he made his senior championship debut and scored a goal against Galway in the Connacht quarter-final.

He subsequently lost his starting place but came on in the All-Ireland series against Donegal, Tyrone and Dublin in Croke Park.

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