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Saturday 18 August 2018

Brogan injury fears

ALAN BROGAN faces a race against time to be fit for the Allianz Football League semi-finals -- presuming Dublin make it that far.

The reigning Footballer of the Year was undergoing a scan today on the calf injury that forced his premature exit against Donegal last weekend, and manager Pat Gilroy fears that the player could be sidelined for two or three weeks.

Dublin can secure their semi-final berth by beating Mayo in tomorrow night's Division One refixture in Castlebar. Brogan's place has gone to Barry Cahill, making his first start of 2012. Alan is also set to miss the Easter Sunday trip to Cork while the NFL semis come just a week later, on April 15.

"It is more serious than he (Brogan) thought," Gilroy revealed today, when announcing his team to face Mayo.

"It hasn't healed up at all, so it wasn't a bang - it looks like it is a calf strain, so I wouldn't expect him to be ready for a couple of weeks."

Gilroy would love to see Dublin seal their knock-out fate tomorrow but warned: "It's going to be a tough ask, in two away games, to get two points."

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