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Big Sean’s Injury A Huge Loss To Club And County
The recent injury suffered by Sean Cavanagh is a huge blow not only to Sean himself but to his club and his county. The big Moy man is seen by many as Tyrone’s talisman and when he plays well Tyrone are very difficult to beat. The nature of the injury gives some insight into the levels of conditioning and preparation that modern county footballers have to do in order to keep themselves in peak condition. It is expected he will undergo surgery to help with the injury but many anticipate that he may not be back playing competitive football for at least six months.
Sean was due to play in his club’s forthcoming championship match against Dromore and his unavailability will be a massive loss to Moy. The sight of big Sean in full flight is something that causes defences nightmares and Healy Park is a pitch just made for an athlete like him. He was the standout forward against Kerry in Tyrone’s last All Ireland success back in 2008 when he grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck during the second half and tortured the Kerry defence with strong, surging runs and fine scores.
Friday night’s game will give his club mates an opportunity to show the rest of the county what Sean Cavanagh means to their club. They are facing one of the top teams in the county and not too many pundits fancy their chances of winning. Indeed judging by last year’s meek exit at the hands of Omagh, some are even predicting a heavy beating. Sometimes teams and players need a “cause” to really fire them up for a game and Moy certainly have one now. They are in a real “backs to the wall” situation but it is often in circumstances such as these that teams dig deepest and what better tribute to the big man than a whole hearted and committed team display against Dromore.
Regardless of whatever way Friday night’s game goes the hope is that Sean’s operation is a complete success and he is soon on the way to full fitness.