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16th Sep 2021

Neil McGee hasn’t worked in eight weeks after back injury but still won’t rule out championship return

Lee Costello

“I haven’t worked since the injury.”

Neil McGee has suffered with back spasms in recent years, something e has had to manage throughout training and matches.

Against Tyrone earlier in the Ulster championship, McGee took a bad blow which resulted in a serious spasm, that not only forced him off the pitch, but has kept him from working since.

The Gaoth Dobhair veteran, told the Irish News about the injury, the Tyrone match, and his hopes of returning to football this season.

“It was disappointing, but in fairness to the lads they kept battling away, but it was just too much of a hill to climb, but that is the way football goes”.

McGee who is employed by KN, is “just trying to get back to work in a few weeks’ time”.

“I haven’t worked since the injury so that is my main priority at the minute. But I must say my employers have been very good.

“The back flares up now and then and I am trying to build it up and maybe be able to line out for the club if we are still there towards the end of the championship.

“It is about getting mobility back and I am off for eight weeks now.

“I hope to be back at work in the next week or so.

“If I can be back at work and all going well, be back with Gaoth Dobhair towards the end of the championship.”

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