Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by El Paso » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 pm

Even though the fixture list is dumber than a bag of rocks, the Bohs game being postponed probably does us a favour with all the injuries we're carrying. Out everything we've got into Friday night and then two weeks to prepare for the next game.



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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by seand » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:37 am

In terms of managing the fixture list the first option should be to pull these games forward to Tuesday (or Monday or Wednesday) but I agree with above, it could work in our favour. We'll get a bigger lift by having Duffy and Shields back from injury than Bohs will get from having their lads back from the undr-21s.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by dell1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:27 am

I know it was later in the season but when Benson came back from injury, especially in the cup final, he looked a lot fresher and more on his game. The amount of football that especially Shields and Duffy have played it could actually a bit of a break and maybe fresher when they are back to full fitness. Yes I'm looking for a silver lining and hoping these lads are chomping at the bit to get playing and if the lads that are playing now keep up the performances like on Friday there will be some competition for places. McGrath was immense in the middle of the park, Hoare also broke up play and distributed the ball well. For a guy thats not been fit Murray is a ball of energy and all over midfield while chipping in with goals. Flores too, little to no football in 2 years and he was very good down the left. His corners were all dangerous deliveries, something that I felt Duffy was a hit or miss this season and not always beating the first man.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by seand » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 am

Give it a couple of weeks and Hoare moves back into central defence then you've a stunning midfield of a fully fit Shields, Murray and McGrath with Duffy and D Kelly on the wings with McEleney and Benson to return.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by Ezeikial » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:17 pm

Sean Murray confirmed to Gerry Malone that he came off against Derry because of the groin injury he has been carrying, but is confident that the postponed Bohs match will allow him to shake off the injury for the next match against Cork. (Circa 2:30mins)

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by Wexford White » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:29 pm

seand wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 am
Give it a couple of weeks and Hoare moves back into central defence then you've a stunning midfield of a fully fit Shields, Murray and McGrath with Duffy and D Kelly on the wings with McEleney and Benson to return.
Very true. But having said that, we're not doing too badly, are we? Huge strength in depth.
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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by oldfogey » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:33 am

Wexford White wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:29 pm
seand wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 am
Give it a couple of weeks and Hoare moves back into central defence then you've a stunning midfield of a fully fit Shields, Murray and McGrath with Duffy and D Kelly on the wings with McEleney and Benson to return.
Very true. But having said that, we're not doing too badly, are we? Huge strength in depth.
Another 3 or 4 wins like this and anyone currently out injured will have to fight for their places back.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by Robbiedundalk2 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:11 am

Anyone seen an update on the long injury list. Will Shields be back for Cork? How is Fats recovery going? Benson? Stating the obvious but the schedule in april will require lots of bodies

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by Ezeikial » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:01 am

Robbiedundalk2 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:11 am
Anyone seen an update on the long injury list. Will Shields be back for Cork? How is Fats recovery going? Benson? Stating the obvious but the schedule in april will require lots of bodies

The initial reports suggested that Chris Shields would be out for 6 weeks. Vinny Perth dismissed that at the time and said he expected him back much earlier. 5 weeks would indicate away to St Pats, while 4 weeks would be this weeks match against Cork. I suspect that the injury reports coming from Oriel will be vague and that this will not be clear until the teams are announced on Friday. There must be reasonable expectations that he will play on Friday

The other two have been photographed back in training.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by GC. » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:52 pm

Wasn't there a photo on Twitter a few days ago of McEleney and Shields with a comment about training with a ball again. They may be back for next week.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by oldfogey » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:48 pm

GC. wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Wasn't there a photo on Twitter a few days ago of McEleney and Shields with a comment about training with a ball again. They may be back for next week.
I believe it was McEleney and Mountney. There was never any indication that Michael Duffy would be available against Derry so I expect more of the same regarding this week's availability. It's good to keep JC guessing.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by Ezeikial » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:18 pm

GC. wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Wasn't there a photo on Twitter a few days ago of McEleney and Shields with a comment about training with a ball again. They may be back for next week.
Probably this tweet posted last Saturday, which had the photo of McEleney and Mountney attached
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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by GC. » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:23 pm

Yes, that's the one. I thought it was Shields.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by Ezeikial » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:26 pm

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Dundalk attacker Patrick McEleney is on the comeback trail after fracturing his metatarsal on the opening night of the season against Sligo Rovers. He gave this update to #DundalkSport on Tuesday afternoon.
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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2019

Post by Ezeikial » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:19 pm

It looks like the 6 weeks lay off time for Chris Shields originally reported by a LMFM and Caoimhin Reilly might prove to be pretty accurate after all
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There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for Dundalk's injured players. Chris Shields should be back within 10 days, Patrick McEleney is two or three weeks away and Robbie Benson still on track for a June return.
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