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Rogers has operations after game

Action from the qualifier between Down and Wexford
Ambrose Rogers attempts to get past Wexford's David Walsh

Down player Ambrose Rogers is stable in hospital following two operations after Saturday's All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Wexford at Croke Park.

He finished the game but a collision late in the game left him in pain.

Doctors acted quickly in the dressing room and took him to the Mater Hospital in Dublin where he was operated on for a suspected ruptured spleen.

Ambrose lost more than two litres of blood and had to have another operation to remove the spleen.

He is now recovering from the operations in the Mater.

Ambrose only returned to the Down squad in May after being out for a year with a cruciate injury.

The doctor for the operations was none other than Gerry McEntee, the former Meath footballer who actually played directly against the late Ambrose Rogers Snr in the last five minutes of the 1991 All Ireland Final.






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