Mayo midfielder Tom Parsons suffered a horror-injury over the weekend during his side’s narrow defeat to Galway in the Connacht SFC quarter-final.
Last weekend’s Connacht Senior Football Championship quarter-final pairing between Galway and Mayo wasn’t perhaps the most warmly received fixture we’ve been treated to but when all was said and done in McHale Park, it was Galway who had pipped Mayo to the post.
The match itself wasn’t a classic by any means but Mayo will no doubt be kicking themselves after a myriad of missed opportunities from start-to-finish. One of the more unfortunate scenes to emerge from the day’s action came when midfielder Tom Parsons had to be withdrawn from the game after a second-half collision with Galway’s Eoghan Kerin, something that caused his leg to completely buckle beneath him.
In his first statement to the fans since the horrific injury, Parsons thanked the fans for their best wishes and promised a strong and successful return.
Teammates, Opponents, Supporters, and all you GAA people.. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the Messages of support and Best Wishes at a rough time. “My Comeback will be Stronger than my Setback” ?
— Tom Parsons (@TomParsons_8) May 15, 2018
At this stage, though it hasn’t been confirmed, it has been suspected that Parsons suffered a dislocated knee and from the looks of things, it is unlikely that he will feature for Stephen Rochford’s side again this season.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena