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Cavanagh: I will not quit game despite injury blow

 

By John Campbell

Tyrone legend Sean Cavanagh has insisted he will not quit gaelic football at 35 despite suffering widely publicised facial injuries while playing for his club, Moy, last weekend.

The former Tyrone skipper sustained a broken nose, concussion and facial injuries in Moy's 0-10 to 0-9 loss to Edendork but rather than spend time licking his wounds it is business as usual for Cavanagh this week in his flourishing accountancy practice.

Moy club officials, who are still waiting to view the video of the incident while the Tyrone Competitions Control Committee's probe into what occurred continues, have welcomed the player's spirited recovery.

Cavanagh has already thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the Moy squad by declaring: "The nose is sore, I still have heavy concussion but recovering. You're going to pick up knocks in sport and last weekend's game Saturday was no different.

"Thankfully, the wounds are healing and now it's a case of onwards and upwards."

Cavanagh also revealed that he has no intention of hanging up the boots just yet.

"I love the game too much and that's the truth. It's something I've been doing a long time having inherited the love of it from my father," he said.

Moy chairman Francis McQuaid believes that Sean's attitude can prove an inspiration to the team.

"He is showing great resolve and character and we are so delighted with this," McQuaid said.

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