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Cathal McCarron's posted tweet may signal the end of his season with Tyrone

Cathal McCarron could be out for the rest of the season following a tweet that was posted on his account last night

CATHAL McCarron’s season could be over if a cryptic tweet posted on his account last night can be believed to relate to his injury woes.

The Tyrone corner-back tweeted: “When you get news that you didn’t want to hear, be grateful for the opportunity that you got and for what you have around you.”

Despite several replies to his post, McCarron didn't offer clarification late last night.

The experienced defender was forced out of Tyrone’s opening All-Ireland Super 8s clash with Roscommon 10 days ago after injuring his knee in an innocuous aerial duel.

He sat out last weekend’s narrow defeat to Dublin with Hugh Pat McGeary resuming in his absence.

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte could not be contacted last night while Tyrone PRO Eugene McConnell hadn’t any communication with player or manager.

If McCarron’s tweet is referring to his injury, his 2018 season could well before as the Red Hands prepare for a make-or-break showdown with Donegal on August 5.

Meanwhile, the riddle of the narrowing of Healy Park took another twist yesterday after it was reported Sky did not request a change to the dimensions of the pitch to make room for more cameras.

In an interview after their three-point defeat to the Dubs, Harte was categoric that a request was made to the Omagh club to bring the sidelines in by three metres on each side to accommodate Sky’s equipment.

"I believe Sky asked the (Omagh) club could they get a bit more clearance on the sideline because of the number of cameras they have doing the games that they have at other major venues,” Harte explained.

"The Omagh club asked me if I would have any issue with that and I said, 'no....whatever you feel like doing, go ahead'."

Given Sky and Harte’s version of events, it can’t be ruled out that a perhaps hoax call was made to the Healy Park club to bring in the sidelines by a total of six metres.

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