Cruciate curse strikes Derry's McGrogan

May 10, 2024

Derry's Padraig McGrogan and Sean O'Shea of Kerry ©INPHO/James Crombie

Derry defender Padraig McGrogan has suffered a season-ending ACL injury.

The Newbridge clubman suffered the devastating injury the week after the Oak Leafers’ bid for a three-in-a-row of Ulster SFC titles was ended in spectacular fashion by Donegal.

"I had a fairly bad injury on the Thursday after the Donegal game, just in training," McGrogan told RTÉ at the Allianz launch of the 2024 All-Ireland SFC.

"It was my ACL so I’ll not be taking part in much more now. There’s no hiding it now, it’s done a couple of weeks ago and it’s just the way it is, it can happen."

He added: "I knew right away it was fairly serious; there was a bit of a crunch and the pain let me know there was something not right anyway."

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