Derry's Brendan Rogers needs 14 stitches after early McKenna final clash

Derry's Brendan Rogers requires 14 stitches in a facial gash following a challenge by Tyrone's Tiernan McCann immediately after the opening throw-in at Saturday evening's Dr McKenna Cup final.

Slaughtneil player Rogers was named at midfield for Saturday's contest and the match video suggests that he may have been caught by McCann's elbow immediately after challenging for the initial throw-in.

After the ball was thrown in, McCann comes in from the side and the footage shows the Tyrone man clattering into Rogers although the Red Hand county player appears to be focusing on the ball rather than the Derry midfielder when the contact is made.