Donegal's fabulous summer has hit its first serious moment of turbulence with the news that they will be without Paddy McBrearty for the rest of the championship. McBrearty left Sunday's Ulster final through injury, and reports today suggest that the injury is much more serious than initially thought. Donegal have today confirmed that McBrearty has torn his cruciate ligament, meaning he will miss the rest of the season.
Donegal GAA wish to confirm that Patrick McBrearty's injury has been confirmed as a season ending ACL tear. He will be under the care of Dr Kevin Moran and we wish him well in his recovery.
— Official Donegal GAA (@officialdonegal) June 26, 2018
His absence is an enormous blow to Donegal, who face Dublin in the first round of the Super 8s in three weeks' time. Following a hugely impressive league campaign in which he scored 0-34, McBrearty kicked 0-19 in the Ulster championship.
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