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Monday, March 28, 2016

MacGinty Out Four Weeks After Latest Injury


AJ MacGinty can't get away from the injury bug in his first full season as a professional. The fly-half will be out for four weeks after injuring his shoulder against Leinster over the weekend. MacGinty had kicked the winning points in the form of a conversion but came out in the 60th minute. The match was the fourth straight start for MacGinty and he went the full 80 minutes in the other matches. Since signing in the summer he's gone on to make nine appearances in the Pro12, including six starts. He made three appearances in the European Challenge Cup. MacGinty had injured his knee back in early December and missed about a month.

The injury won't keep MacGinty out of the Eagles summer tour (however brief that may be) but it will dig into his chances to solidifying a starting spot for the Connacht going forward. 

6 comments:

  1. That is a shame, especially since Connacht just signed a Saffa #10. I would say that AJ had shown enough and played well enough that he will be contending for a starting spot next season.

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    1. I had wondered at the Saffa signing, since Connacht had what I thought of as a surfeit of out-halfs in Jack Carty, Craig Ronaldson and MacGinty. Ronaldson had been moved to 12 with Bundee Aki as 13, and taking over kicking duties, I guess in compensation for MacGinty taking over as out-half.
      The Saffa signing seemed to indicate that MacGinty was just a single season loaner (from whom?).
      Puzzled.

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  2. rumors are he is being looked at by a club in the Premiership. Hopefully this doesnt affect that.

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  3. Some people have suggested that MacGinty was targeted in the Leinster game, being the recipient of several brutal high hits.
    Does this really happen?

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    1. Happens all the time to Sexton, so Leinster are pretty used to it.

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