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Cruciate curse hits Monaghan to damage their 2015 championship hopes

Full-back Drew Wylie could miss the rest of the season.

The loss of Wylie is a huge blow to Monaghan.
The loss of Wylie is a huge blow to Monaghan.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

MONAGHAN FULL-BACK Drew Wylie will miss Sunday’s Ulster Championship semi-final clash with Fermanagh after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

The Ballybay defender was nominated for an Allstar last year and is one of the country’s finest defenders, but Monaghan will have to play out the rest of the season without him.

Monaghan PRO Noel Duffy confirmed to The42 that Wylie will miss the remainder of the championship after suffering the injury in a club game.

“That’s true, he was injured in a league game on Wednesday week last, a fortnight ago, against Iniskeen,” he said when asked about the injury.

Wylie had battled back from a thigh injury to take his place in the side for the quarter-final victory over Cavan.

Colin Walshe celebrates at the final whistle Colin Walshe returned from injury against Cavan. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The blow is somewhat softened by the return of Allstar corner-back Colin Walshe who has battled back from his own cruciate injury and he is in contention to start against Fermanagh.

Monaghan have no other fresh injury concerns, with long-term absentee Jack McCarron already ruled out of taking part in the Ulster Championship some time ago.

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