MATTHEW RUANE WILL miss Mayo’s All-Ireland SFC qualifier clash against Down next weekend after suffering a broken collar bone on Friday night.
The Connacht Telegraph reports that Ruane went down with the injury during an A vs B training game.
It’s unclear at this stage how long he’s been ruled out for, but Ruane is likely to miss at least a month of action.
Ruane was one of the finds of the league and played a starring role in the Division 1 triumph, forming a formidable midfield partnership with Aidan O’Shea. He bagged 1-1 in against Kerry at Croke Park in April as Mayo lorded the centre-field battle.
James Horan’s side travel to face Down in round 2 of the qualifiers on Saturday night. The return of Seamus O’Shea and Donal Vaughan from injury will bolster Horan’s options in the middle third.
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