Which Limerick GAA star is set for a sensational return?
In news that we find hard to believe, Limerick’s John Galvin is apparently going to feature for the county’s senior footballers this weekend, just weeks after a very serious cruciate injury.
When news of John Galvin’s cruciate injury filtered through back in early April, every GAA fan felt deeply sorry for the Croom man.
The midfielder is one of the best in the country and the injury he suffered in a league match against Fermanagh was doubly cruel as he had missed all of last season with a similar injury, to the same left knee.
The only ray of light from the news was that the anterior cruciate ligament was not completely severed, as it had been the previous year, just badly torn.
However, speaking about the injury at the end of April, Limerick football boss Maurice Horan didn’t sound too optimistic, saying that he expected Galvin to have to go under the knife again, with Galvin’s entire season in the balance if the initial weights-based rehab didn’t go well.
Now, according to the Limerick Leader, it seems that everything has gone to plan and without an op, Galvin is ready to resume his inter-county career for the Treaty against Clare in this weekend’s Munster semi-final.
The Limerick team will be named this evening and it is now expected that Galvin will be named on the bench for the game.
We are delighted to see Galvin back and if anyone deserved a bit of luck, and another crack at landing the Munster title, it’s Galvin.
However, the history of players returning quickly from such injuries is not great. We dearly hope Galvin can buck that trend.