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I may be forced to call it a day, admits Antrim's Tony Scullion

By John Campbell

Published 08/09/2016

Injury blow: Tony Scullion is contemplating retirement
Injury blow: Tony Scullion is contemplating retirement

One of Ulster's top players could be set to call time on his career following a serious knee injury.

Since 2000, Tony Scullion has been part and parcel of the Antrim senior football team, a player whose commitment and dedication have long since been bywords within the county.

But when he was forced to leave the field during Cargin's county championship drawn tie against Creggan Kickhams last weekend, construction company director Scullion knew that his future was in jeopardy.

"I felt the knee go and I knew I was in difficulties," explains the 34-year-old. "I have been around long enough to know when serious harm is done.

"Obviously I am gutted to be missing the replay against Creggan this Saturday but that's only a short-term worry."

Scullion was in his familiar right-half-back slot for Antrim when they lost to Tyrone in the 2009 Ulster final.

He expects to learn the full extent of his injury before the weekend.

"When you are well into your thirties you know your time is limited on the field of play but when you ship an injury like this it certainly makes the outlook bleak," states Scullion.

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