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'He's in good spirits' - Dublin wait on verdict on McCaffrey knee injury

The 2015 Footballer of the Year had to depart early in today’s clash.

Jack McCaffrey down injured Jack McCaffrey is treated by the Dublin medical team. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A DAY OF glory for Dublin in Croke Park with the only area of concern afterwards surrounding their flying wing-back Jack McCaffrey.

One of the leading players in their 2017 run to today’s final, McCaffrey saw his afternoon’s involvement ended with only eight minutes gone in the first half.

The Clontarf limped off with a knee injury sustained in an early challenge. He had tried to run if off and was stationed at corner-forward for a few minutes in front of Hill 16, before then gesturing to the sideline to be withdrawn by the Dublin management.

He was replaced by Paul Flynn and it was a disappointing outcome for the 2015 Footballer of the Year, who had missed last year’s championship as he spent time in Africa as part of his medial studies.

Now Dublin face an anxious wait over the extent of the injury suffered by the 23-year-old.

Jack McCaffrey pulls up injured McCaffrey attempts to shake off his injury. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

“He just seemed to twist his knee,” remarked manager Jim Gavin afterwards.

“But he is in good spirits though. We will have to let it settle for 48 hours and the standard medical protocols will kick in then.

“Please God he will be able to play championship for Clontarf in ten days time.”

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