Carndonagh physio Dermot Simpson has come a long way in the last few years. Simpson was the physio for the Donegal team for the last three years and worked extremely hard to keep Jim McGuinness’ players in good nick as they swept all before them in Ulster and beyond.
In fact McGuinness himself was always quick to point to the tremendous work being done by the medical staff within the camp, in which Simpson played a key role.
The Carn man has this week swapped MacCumhaill Park for the Nou Camp where he delivered a presentation on a study he completed with the Donegal team on hamstring injuries. Speaking to the Inishowen Independent this week from Barcelona, Simpson takes up the story; “I completed a study on hamstring injuries this year with both the Donegal senior and minor panels. At the beginning of the year I carried out specific tests on each individual player and also took all their personal details (height, weight, previous injuries etc). I then analysed the players to see who was picking up the injuries and worked with them to see what could be done to prevent these injuries. This week I presented those findings to a conference here in Barcelona which was attended by the Barcelona and Juventus medical teams along with top researchers from all over the world,” explained the Carndonagh man.
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