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Mayo's Mortimer set to miss All-Ireland semis

Lee Keegan will come into the half-back line should the player fail to recover in time for Sunday’s game.

Mortimer has been in decent form of late.
Mortimer has been in decent form of late.

MAYO COULD BE without defender Trevor Mortimer as concerns grow that the defender will not be fit in time for the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry on Sunday.

Should Mortimer fail to recover in time for the game, it is anticipated that Lee Keegan will take his place in the half-back line.

Manager James Horan names his side later today and he is likely to keep Mortimer in reserve, given the significant doubts regarding his fitness.

His absence would represent a significant blow to Horan’s men, as the in-form Mortimer is far more experienced than Keegan. They had already been dealt a blow with the news that Peadar Gardiner was a significant doubt to start.

For Kerry, Tomás Ó Sé is set to start despite receiving a minor knock in a practice match last weekend, though Shane Enright is likely to miss out as a result of a hamstring injury.

The game begins at 3.30pm on Sunday, with Kerry the favourites to progress.

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