Wexford hurling fans will be delighted to hear the news that Liam Óg McGovern has returned to inter-county training.
Just under a month ago, Davy Fitzgerald spoke to Brendan Furlong about the prospect of the St Annes hurler returning for the looming Leinster Hurling Championship:
“We will not fully know regarding Liam Óg until we return to full training.”
“We are hoping that he will be involved in part of the provincial championship at least.”
Now, we understand that Liam Óg has returned to full inter-county training with the rest of the Wexford squad.
Ten months ago, McGovern went under the knife for the second time in 2017 with a second torn cruciate on the same right knee.
Speaking to the Independent in January, McGovern admitted that maybe, he was a little bit too eager to return to action and that his eagerness was a costly one:
“I possibly made that mistake last year and I don’t want to fall into a similar trap this time”
“Hopefully, the body will tell me when it’s right and then I just need a bit of luck. I’d love to think I’ll see a bit of action this year but I know now you can’t really focus on a fixed date.”
The Wexford Senior hurlers’ championship campaign gets underway against Dublin in Wexford Park on Sunday 20th May, but a reappearance for McGovern seems unlikely, as he’ll be lacking match-fitness and that little bit of sharpness.
With McGovern back training, at this rate, Davy’s hopeful prediction that we might see him return to action some stage in this new round-robin campaign could be duly confirmed.
Even if McGovern fails to return to action for the Leinster Championship, the news is sure to delight Wexford GAA fans.
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