Murphy surgery is successful

Donegal’s full-forward, Michael Murphy, has undergone surgery on his groin injury and is already on the road to recovery.

Donegal’s full-forward, Michael Murphy, has undergone surgery on his groin injury and is already on the road to recovery.

The Glenswilly man had successfull keyhole surgery in the Mater Hospital, Dublin on Monday and all Donegal supporters will be keeping their fingers crossed that he is back in the county colours as quickly as possible.

Murphy has been troubled by the groin injury for some time but after playing in a challenge game against Roscommon in Kinawley recently, he had an assessment done which resulted in him having minor surgery on Monday last.

He will miss the opening games of the Allianz National Football League (against Down and Laois) and manager, Jim McGuinness says that he will be guided by the medical staff on any comeback date.

Speaking on Monday, the Donegal manager said Murphy would be out for six weeks at least and could miss up to three National League games. With the manager looking at the championship game with Cavan on May 20th as the priority, the Donegal captain will be given plenty of time to recover before he is risked.