Saturday 21 April 2018

Fears allayed over Kilkenny's knee injury

Ciaran Kilkenny
Ciaran Kilkenny

Ciaran Kilkenny will undergo a scan over the next 24 hours to determine the nature of the knee injury he sustained in the early stages of Saturday's league match against Tyrone, WRITES COLM KEYS.

Kilkenny (right) limped out of the action after just six minutes, having twisted awkwardly in the early seconds, but there is confidence that he has not suffered major damage.

Paul Flynn tore a hamstring and could miss Dublin's remaining two league matches against Down and Donegal.

Rory O'Carroll will also miss the Down game as he recovers from an ankle injury he had last week, but Bernard Brogan is expected to return after sitting out the Tyrone defeat.

Meanwhile, Monaghan will be without Tommy Freeman for the rest of their Division 2 campaign after it was confirmed that he sustained a fractured jaw in their weekend victory over Wicklow in Clones.

Freeman was involved in a collision with an opponent, having only come back to the squad earlier in the campaign.

He spent Saturday night in hospital as he underwent tests to establish the severity of the fracture. It is expected that he will be out for up to six weeks .

His colleague Kieran Hughes also spent the night in hospital after falling awkwardly, but he was released, having made a full recovery.

Irish Independent

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