Wexford lost out to Galway in Salthill in the first round of the Leinster Championship yesterday. Galway, who were at home, were victorious on a score-line of 0-24 to 2-12…
Wexford were dealt two early blows before throw-in. Although they were named to start the game, the Wexford duo of Lee Chin and Damien Reck did not feature due to injuries. Lee Chin has recovered from his hamstring injury, but he is now carrying a shoulder injury which forced him out of yesterday’s game. Oylegate’s Damien Reck was named at centre-back, but he picked up a hamstring injury during the warm-up in Salthill.
It meant that Wexford lost their captain and their vice captain before a ball was even thrown in. Interestingly though, when Wexford were three points up on the 32nd minute mark before half time, Wexford manager Darragh Egan called down both Lee Chin and Jack O’Connor to warm up. It looked like the Faythe Harriers man would be coming on at half-time, but he did not feature in the game whatsoever. Perhaps, after doing his warm up as a substitute on the side-line, he realised that he was not in a position to come on.
Speaking after the game to Off The Ball, Wexford manager Darragh Egan provided an update on the injuries to two of Wexford’s most influential players:
“We lost our captain and vice-captain before throw in. Lee has a shoulder issue at the moment and we’re hopeful that he’ll make the Antrim game, but we’re not too sure yet.”
“Damien Reck has a different kind of injury. He has a hamstring strain. He picked that up in the warm-up. We were ready for him to play at six today, but it wasn’t to be.”
“Hopefully the two boys will be ready for the Antrim game.”
“It’s round one of five, we didn’t get anything out of here today, but we’ll need to be a good solid outfit at home next Saturday to try get the points against an Antrim side that obviously performed very well against Dublin at home today,” Egan told Off The Ball.
To read more of the talking points from the Wexford-Galway game, check out our article here on the Five Major Talking Points From The Wexford Vs Galway Game.
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