star, Paul Braniff is to attend a specialist when
he will be informed when he will be able to undergo
surgery to repair the cruciate ligament he damaged
some weeks ago in Gaelic Park, New York in the
Ulster SHC clash with New York.
It is hoped
that swelling will be significantly reduced to
determine a timescale for his operation. Down
Co. Board officials suggest that surgery may go
ahead in the coming weeks.
the current Down hurling team captain missed out
on the recent Ulster Final and replay games against
Antrim, and his absence proved a huge loss to
the Mourne side. He is likely to miss next season’s
entire Division One campa
ign. The recovery period
is approximately ten months for this type of injury.