Tim Hiemer set to miss remainder of the season

Dave Rogers confirmed tonight that Finn Harps goalkeeper Tim Hiemer will likely miss the rest of the season.

The German stopper hasn’t featured since the 4-3 win over Cobh Ramblers three weeks ago and it is looking likely he will need surgery on a meniscus injury.

Croatian goalkeeper Antonio Tuta made his debut tonight in the 2-2 draw with Galway United, while Rory Kelly started the previous two wins over Kerry and Kilbarrack United.


“He’s probably going to be out for the rest of the season now,” Rogers confirmed after the game.

“He’s going to see the specialist next week and he’ll probably have to get surgery.

“Tim has been outstanding, he’s played a lot of games with a lot of pain and he’s wanted to play, there are times me and Murph (Darren Murphy) have had to say to step away.

“The meniscus injury that he’s got didn’t get any worse, it was at a stage where it was at a level of pain that he could withhold but we sat down after the Cobh game and looked at the goals we conceded and Tim put his hand up and thought he could have been a little more proactive in stopping two or three of them and that’s credit to Tim.

“So we said ‘let’s go see a specialist’ and get a scan and get him fit and ready.

“If it does mean that he’s back for pre-season then so be it but we’ll look after him and keep him in a good place.”

Rogers also confirmed that Rory Kelly’s absence wasn’t to do with injury and will be available for selection on Monday against Athlone Town.


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