Sligo Rovers confirm Garry Buckley injury

Sligo Rovers have confirmed that Garry Buckley has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury which will sideline the defender for the remainder of the 2022 season and also a large part of 2023.

The Corkonian suffered the injury in Rovers’ defeat to Viking FK in The Europa Conference League Third Round Qualifier First-Leg.

Buckley, who joined Sligo Rovers in 2020 has been a mainstay in the side since his arrival at The Showgrounds.

Buckley joined Rovers as a midfielder but after moving to centre-back, his performances have earned the 28-year-old plaudits both locally and nationally.

Speaking to, Sligo Rovers manager John Russell is disappointed to lose an influential player in his squad: “He is a leader within our group and a player of immense quality so we will miss him on the pitch for the rest of this season. It’s a tough moment right now for Garry but I know he will come back fitter and stronger and the fans can look forward to seeing him back on the pitch at some point in 2023.”