Rob Cornwall suffers ACL injury

Rob Cornwall

Rob Cornwall Credit: Martin Doherty (ETPhotos)

Bohemian defender Rob Cornwall has been diagnosed with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

The injury occurred during the club's 2-2 draw with Sligo Rovers at Dalymount Park.

The 29-year-old defender had just returned to Phibsborough following a two-season period with North Colorado Hailstorm in the United States.

Previously, Cornwall had a five-season tenure with Bohemians, accruing 109 appearances in the Premier Division.

On the severity of the injury, manager Declan Devine said, “It’s devastating news for the group to lose such an inspirational player, and Rob himself is obviously devastated too.

“Rob is an extremely talented player, a leader within the group and someone I tried to bring back to the club before the start of last season, so to finally get him in and to lose him after just 30 minutes is clearly a massive blow for us.

“Recovering from an ACL injury is a long process and we will give Rob all the support that he needs, both on and off the pitch, during his recovery.”