Saturday 22 October 2016

Peter Kelly remains Dubs biggest injury doubt ahead of Galway showdown

Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly

PETER KELLY remains Ger Cunningham’s biggest injury concern ahead of next Saturday’s Leinster SHC quarter-final replay with Galway in Tullamore (4.45).

On Monday, Kelly underwent a scan on the hamstring injury he suffered in the first half of last Sunday’s draw, a blow that forced the Dublin co-captain out of the match.

A spokesperson for Dublin management told the Herald that it was “likely to be late in the week before a definite picture is known on Peter”.

Michael Carton replaced Kelly and performed well in his time on the pitch, having started this year’s League campaign as Cunningham’s first choice full-back.

If Kelly is ruled out, Carton would appear the most likely candidate to come into the Dublin team, although Cunningham also revealed he was hopeful that regular corner-back, Paul Schutte, would be available for Saturday having missed out last Sunday with an ankle injury.

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