Tuesday 6 December 2016

Huge blow for Brian Cody as Kilkenny confirm that Michael Fennelly has achilles injury

Published 15/08/2016 | 22:36

Michael Fennelly of Kilkenny leaves the field on a stretcher after picking up an injury during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay game between Kilkenny and Waterford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Michael Fennelly of Kilkenny leaves the field on a stretcher after picking up an injury during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay game between Kilkenny and Waterford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Michael Fennelly is OUT of the All-Ireland hurling final and is facing a very long period on the sidelines after Kilkenny confirmed he ruptured his achilles tendon in the victory over Waterford.

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The Cats will play Tipperary in the decider but will do so without the power-packed Fennelly.

Fennelly pulled up as he surged forward with a little over 10 minutes remaining in the contest and was stretchered from the field in a lot of distress.

Kilkenny GAA confirmed the news on Twitter this evening.

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