Cork hurlers suffered a major blow last night as forward Paudie O'Sullivan suffered a suspected broken leg in a club match.
The attacker was injured while playing for divisional side Imokilly in a senior championship game against Cork IT, which had to be abandoned as an ambulance was called to attend to O'Sullivan.
If the prognosis proves correct, the Cloyne sharpshooter (pictured right) will almost certainly miss the Rebels' push for the Liam MacCarthy Cup, with their opening Munster SHC clash coming against either Clare or Waterford in the semi-final on June 23.
Meanwhile, Wicklow's footballers have also been dealt a massive injury blow with the news that talismanic star Leighton Glynn will miss the entire championship campaign.
Glynn (30) broke an ankle in last year's Leinster championship opener against Meath and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
The versatile Rathnew stalwart did not play any league football this year and now Wicklow manager Harry Murphy has revealed that complications with his recovery will sideline the International Rules ace for the summer.
The news comes less than five weeks before Wicklow play Longford in the first round of the Leinster championship on May 26 in Aughrim.
Wicklow may also have to plan without Conor McGraynor, who broke an arm in a recent club match with Avondale.