Derry star Eoin Bradley ruled out for rest of season

Ulster SFC Final, Derry v Donegal

Venue:
St Tiernach's Park, Clones
Date:
17 July
Throw-in :
1600 BST
Coverage:
Live on BBC TWO NI from 1535; live commentary on Radio Ulster MW and BBC Sport NI website
Eoin Bradley
Bradley starred in Derry's Ulster semi-final win over Armagh

Eoin Bradley will miss Derry's Ulster final against Donegal and the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in training.

Key forward Bradley, superb in Derry's Ulster semi-final win over Armagh, also sustained damage to medial and lateral ligaments and his cartilage.

The extent of the injury was confirmed by a scan on Monday and his absence is a massive blow to Derry.

His brother Paddy is also out for the summer because of a cruciate injury.

Gerard O'Kane is expected to be available for the Ulster decider after missing the win over Armagh because of a thigh injury.

"Gerard is back training. At the moment, he would be 60/40 (to be available," said the Derry boss last Tuesday.

"Whether he makes the team or not is another question. I'm not going to disclose who I have in or out."

O'Kane was replaced by Brian Og McAlary against Armagh and if fit, will be expected to return to the starting line-up although Brennan is giving little away.

"There's a possibility of him (O'Kane) being in the 26," added the Derry manager.

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