McGuigan withdraws from Tyrone panel

by Michelle Fortune , 19 April 2012

Tommy McGuigan has been forced to withdraw from the Tyrone senior football panel due to ongoing knee problems.


McGuigan has been battling to recover from a knee injury but he continues to be troubled by the problem and was left with little choice but to inform Tyrone manager of his decision to quit the panel.

"I rang Mickey on Tuesday afternoon. He knew I'd been struggling, because I had quit training for a month there to try and rest it up to see if it would settle," McGuigan told Gaelic Life.

"I came back and trained for a week and a half, then played a league match for the club last weekend. I came home from that match and I honestly was barely able to walk. After every training session I was having to ice the knee for a few hours just to settle it, but Sunday was the final straw.

"That's the side of things that people don't see, what goes on when you get home and behind your own door. They only see what happens out on the pitch and judge you on that, but they often don't realise what you're actually putting yourself through."

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