Tipperary star Lar Corbett has confirmed that he will be out of action for 4-6 weeks after cracking two ribs in Sunday's league final defeat to Kilkenny.
Corbett will struggle to be fit for Tipp's Munster championship semi-final against Limerick, even though he is already suspended for the game after recieving a straight red card against the Cats.
Corbett revealed that he suffered the injury during the 45th minute incident with Kilkenny's JJ Delaney that resulted in both players being sent off.
He was taken to Clonmel General Hospital after the game as a precaution.
“It’s a bit sore so it’s going to be four to six weeks. That’s just the way it is at the minute,” he told GAA.ie at the launch of a major new partnership between Liberty Insurance and the GAA.
“I went in to hospital and had an x-ray to get it checked out. It’s going to be a bit sore but that comes and goes so we’ll get over that.
“The way I look at it is day on day so I am going to be working closely with John Casey, the Tipperary physio, and his backroom team. Whenever they say it’s ready, it’s ready.
“I will just take it day on day and that’s the way I take life anyway."
Asked whether he thought he deserved a red card, Corbett told GAA.ie: “We always think that we don’t deserve one. Things happen in sport and that’s just the way it is.
“I’m just going to leave it in the hands of the County Board and the Tipperary management as regards what’s the best route to go down.
“When you are playing Kilkenny it’s always going to be tough and physical.”
On whether or not Tipperary will appeal the suspension, he added: “It’s going to be up to the Tipperary County Board first of all,” Corbett said.
“Second of all it is going to be up to Eamon O'Shea and his management team what the best thing to do is.
“My job, when I get the opportunity to play for Tipperary, is to line out on the field and try and perform and be part of a team. Anything else outside of that is up to the County Board and the management, which I am happy with.”