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# Cruel Blow

Last year
2022
# Cruel Blow
Irish rugby has lost a genuine powerhouse as injury calls time on Dan Leavy's career
The flanker announced his retirement today following a long battle with a knee injury.
All time
# Cruel Blow
Aidan Walsh forced to withdraw from Olympic semi-final due to injury
The Belfast boxer will still return home with a bronze medal.
# rotten luck
'I have nothing to say to anyone, I'm just gutted... I'll never forget the pain'
A season-ending ‘freak’ injury comes as another cruel blow for Kilkenny star Katie Power.
# Cruel
Big blow for Leinster's McFadden as injury rules him out for six weeks
Meanwhile, centre Conor O’Brien will be absent for several months.
# Cruel Blow
'It just reveals the character in our group. We have people willing to do whatever it takes'
After her early withdrawal today, Dublin star Nicole Owens is a doubt for the All-Ireland final with an ongoing knee injury.
# terrible news
Serious leg injury another devastating blow for Munster's Briggs
The Ireland international sustained the injury on the opening weekend of the inter-pros.
# Injury hit
18-year-old Blues star ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing Achilles
The loss of Callum Hudson-Odoi comes as a blow as Chelsea battle for Champions League football.
# Cruel Blow
Cruel setback for Leavy as Leinster flanker suffers serious leg injury
The 24-year-old is facing an extended period on the sidelines.
# Injury blow
Ireland captain Hawkshaw to miss U20 World Championship after surgery
Noel McNamara also delivered an update on scrum-half Craig Casey and Harry Byrne ahead of Friday’s Grand Slam decider in Wales.
# Cruel Blow
Arsenal defender set for 6-9 months out after rupturing ACL
Centre-half Rob Holding suffered the knee injury in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
# serious injury
Cruel blow for Welbeck as Arsenal forward suffers 'significant' ankle damage
The England international remains in hospital after suffering the injury last night.
# Cruel Blow
More injury woe for Andy Carroll as West Ham confirm pre-season setback
Winston Reid is also facing a period out of action.
# Cruel Blow
'Some of the drugs seemed to be making no difference. It was as bad a break as I've seen'
Alison Miller’s horrific injury took the gloss off Ireland’s win over Italy last weekend.
# Cruel Blow
Brogan's Dublin career hangs in balance after cruciate injury - report
Bernard Brogan could miss the rest of the season after reportedly sustaining an injury in training last week.
# injury setback
Ringrose a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations campaign after undergoing ankle surgery
The centre is only just back from a long-term layoff following shoulder surgery.
# Cruel Blow
'It's gutting to have another setback': Luckless Kearney faces anxious wait for scan
The Leinster winger is facing another spell on the sidelines.
# Setback
Cruel blow for Cork's Brian Hurley as he suffers another hamstring injury
The forward limped out of a club game yesterday.
# Cruel Blow
From bad to worse for Mike Ross as prop faces lengthy injury layoff
There are fears he could be out for a number of months.
# Cruel Blow
ACL damage rules Jordi Murphy out for up to 9 months as 6 players join Ireland squad
The Leinster flanker injured his knee in Saturday’s historic victory over the All Blacks.
# Cruel Blow
More injury woe for Danny Welbeck as Arsenal forward ruled out for 9 months
He has already undergone surgery after injuring his right knee at the weekend.
# Cruel Blow
Former Munster hooker Fogarty forced to retire due to shoulder injury
He won a Heineken Cup medal with the province back in 2006.
# Cruel Blow
Injury woes for O'Neill as Rob Elliot suffers potential Euro 2016 blow
The Newcastle goalkeeper has suffered a knee injury during the first half of tonight’s friendly against Slovakia.
# Cruel Blow
Richard Dunne may have played his last game of the season as QPR confirm ligament damage
The defender has been ruled out for up to three months.
# Cruel Blow
Man arrested after a video of him kicking a cat goes viral
Andre Robinson was filmed kicking a helpless kitten. The internet made SURE he wouldn’t get away with it.
# London 2012
Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle
Glandular fever has ended the Wexford swimmer’s Olympic Games.
# Cruciate Curse
Cruel blow as cruciate op rules Ronan out for the season
Munster flanker Niall Ronan learned yesterday that he will need surgery to repair recent cruciate ligament damage.
# Cruel Blow
Confirmed KO: Carter is out of World Cup
Graham Henry has revealed that the injury sustained by Dan Carter will sideline the fly-half for the rest of the tournament.