Galway United can confirm that Conor Layng’s season is over after the striker sustained a cruciate ligament injury in an under-19 game last week.
The 19-year-old suffered the injury after coming on as a substitute in United’s 1-0 win against Cabinteely at East United. Layng scored the winning goal from the spot just moments earlier.
Galway United manager Alan Murphy expressed his disappointment at the news.
“An unfortunate twist in an under-19 game has cut Conor’s season short. He’ll have a long-term recovery with an operation and rehabilitation.
“I’m obviously very disappointed after starting Conor in my first game in charge of the club, he put in a great shift for me and it will be a big blow to both our senior and under-19 teams in the run-in.”