Former All-Star hoping for August return

Updated: March 3, 2011

Mayo star Conor Mortimer is hoping to return in time for the All-Ireland quarter-final on August Bank Holiday weekend, should his county reach that stage of the competition.

The player had surgery on a cruciate ligament injury a fortnight ago, and it was originally believed that he would miss the remainder of the current season. However, Mortimer has not yet given up all hope of playing some part in the championship and is doing all he can to get back for the end of August.

Mayo will be hot favourites to win the Connacht title and in all probability they should still be in the championship come the August Bank Holiday weekend. This is the date Mortimer has set for a possible return.

He said, “I am doing exercises and if we can get through Connacht, I should hopefully be back fit for the All-Ireland quarter-finals around the start of August.

“It’s important not to rush it. I would be inclined to push things on a little bit quicker than I should. Obviously I’m at college so I can do stuff twice a day, every day. Marty Loughran is the physio at UUJ and they are looking after me.”

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