SPORT — 24 April 2014

By Damian Dolan.

London captain Brian Regan will miss Sunday’s opening Leinster Championship Qualifier with Carlow at Ruislip after suffering a stress fracture to his second metatarsal.

The Kilburn Gaels centre back suffered the injury two weeks ago last weekend, following two successive nights of London training at Greenford. An MRI scan revealed the extent of the damage and left London’s captain facing four to six weeks on the sideline.

“It’s bad timing,” said Regan, who is targeting London’s Round 2 Leinster Qualifier fixture against Antrim on May 11 at Ballycastle as a possible return date. “It has improved a bit, but I’m definitely out of the Carlow game.”

Regan first noticed a problem when he went to see the Premier League clash between Fulham v Everton on April 6. As he made the walk from Hammersmith station to Craven Cottage his foot got progressively sorer.

“Coming back it was very sore and I was hobbling to walk, but I didn’t know what it was because I didn’t get a bang on it. The ground this time of year in Greenford gets rock hard and that’s the only thing it could be from – I’d remember if I got a belt on it,” he said.

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