Murphy will miss Donegal’s Ulster SFC preliminary round clash against Cavan on Sunday as a result of the collateral knee ligament damage he suffered in the Allianz Football League defeat to Dublin in March.
It has been claimed that Donegal are not as strong when Murphy is absent but the Glenswilly clubman insists this is not the case and he believes Jim McGuinness’ side are capable of putting Cavan to the sword at Breffni Park.
“I suppose it’s something that has been said in media circles but it has never filtered through to this team,” Murphy is quoted as saying in The Irish News.
“They’d be foolish to ever think that. Gaelic football is a 30-man game now.
“The boys put any inclinations of that to bed in the Armagh game as they were very impressive.”
It was feared Murphy had damaged his cruciate ligament but he was relieved to hear that he would only be absent for just over six weeks. His recovery has been a gradual one but he is pleased with the progress he has made.
“I’ll just keep going at the rehab. I’m on the bike now and I’ll get out on the pitch in a couple of weeks’ time,” he added.
“There have been no setbacks – everything is going well – and the leg is getting stronger and feeling stronger.”Tags: