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Hearts hope for quick McCarthy return

Published on: 17 April 2012

Hearts of Oak are on hopeful goalkeeper Philemon McCarthy will return to action in three weeks.

The agile gloves man had to be substituted in the second half of Sunday's Ghana Premier League derby against Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium due to a suspected broken finger.

Further checks revealed the 28-year-old suffered bruises and that has allayed fears of a lengthy lay-off.

"We are lucky it wasn't a compound fracture but a bruise and that has left him with a sore,” Hearts goalkeepers' trainer Abubakari Damba told

"I'm not expecting him this week but next week or so he will be fine. I can help him recover because I broke my finger so many times with the national team."

McCarthy has managed to revive his career in the second round of the league with some eye-catching displays.



  • Terror says:
    April 17, 2012 01:03 pm
    Boko Haram goalkeeer, the shots received was too much for him. His feeble hands are no match for the thunderbolts from the Fabu strikers. He should eat balanced diet and get strong bones.
  • massive says:
    April 17, 2012 01:45 pm
    foolish man
  • Laputa says:
    April 17, 2012 01:58 pm
    Terro ur mother ass they mell,foolish boy like u,goat
  • my self says:
    April 17, 2012 02:29 pm
    @massive you are the foolish man...idiot son of two fools
  • Adamu Muftawu says:
    April 17, 2012 03:49 pm
    Wicked folks of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.You have injured McCarthy we have Sammy Adjei available.Take him out lets see; you scoundrels.
  • SETH says:
    April 17, 2012 07:10 pm
    It was GIDEON BAAH sme tym past and now Mccarthy....hmmm hearts Kotoko.
  • Nana Kwadwo, U.S.A. says:
    April 17, 2012 07:42 pm
    Next time, bite what u could chew but not what u think. By the way, I wish u a speedy recovery.
  • Kwaku says:
    April 18, 2012 01:38 am
    Macarthy, why didnt you just allow the ball to do its job by going to where it was sent to, heh? Now see what you've brought on yourself? Anyway, sorry o!