Mayo fans' fears are realised as the extent of Tommy Conroy's injury is confirmed
"Tommy is such a great person and player. We all wish him well during his rehabilitation."
Mayo fans feared the worst when it was revealed that Tommy Conroy had to come off injured during a Sigerson Cup game for NUIC.
The county board have released a statement that confirms the sharp shooter picked up the one injury that eery sports person is desperate to avoid - a cruciate ligament injury.
Mayo manager James Horan said: "Tommy is such a great person and player. We all wish him well during his rehabilitation. Tommy will still play a huge part in Mayo's season and will remain very much part of the panel.
"Unfortunately, injuries like this are part of sport. I know all the players will rally around Tommy and I am sure it will galvanise the entire team, but I know his injury will inspire other players to drive forward, step up and follow in his boots."
The Neale clubman played the full 70 minutes for his county in the National League against Donegal just 48 hours before playing for his university.
With an ACL injury, the recovery rate can differ between players depending on a number of factors.
When Dublin's Bernard Brogan did his in 2019, he managed to make it back onto the field as a sub in just five months, however there have been several cases where it has taken the whole season.
Mayo will be hoping to see the return of Cillian O'Connor this season, who missed the entirety of the 2021 championship through a serious injury of his own.
They will play Monaghan in Clones this Sunday in the next round of the Allianz National League.