Emlyn hopes to be fit for replay

John Connolly

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John Connolly

An injured Emlyn Mulligan tries to stretch his injured calf with the help of physio Miranda Moran last Sunday in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photo by Willie Donnellan
Captain Emlyn Mulligan hopes that he will be able to line out against London in Hyde Park after injury forced him out of last Sunday’s drawn encounter.

Captain Emlyn Mulligan hopes that he will be able to line out against London in Hyde Park after injury forced him out of last Sunday’s drawn encounter.

The Leitrim forward suffered a calf strain in training last Thursday and when he aggravated the injury early on Sunday, it forced the Leitrim captain from the field in a real blow.

But Emlyn was confident he will be able to line out next Sunday - “I don’t think it is too serious, it was a bit of a strain. The physios are happy, the just reckon it was a bit of a strain but it was still causing me hassle.

“It wasn’t 100% and to be fair, there is no point being out there half-fit.”

It meant the Leitrim captain could only sit and watch from the sidelines, something Emlyn admits was shattering - “It was torture. Even Thursday night I was saying it was great to be fully fit going into this game, just one kick of a ball and I felt it.

“I’ve been used to sitting on the sidelines the last number of years, its not nice but it is not career ending or anything like that, it is only something small and I hope to be fully fit next Sunday.”