Jack McCafrey will be back fighting fit for next year's championship, according to Dublin star Ciaran Kilkenny.
2015 Footballer of the Year McCaffrey is awaiting scan results on is knee with a strong possibility he faces a stint on the sidelines with what could be a cruciate injury.
Kilkenny, who injured his cruciate himself in 2014, says that for now, flying wingback McCaffrey is just enjoying the three-in-a-row celebrations and will recover swiftly should he be diagnosed with a cruciate problem.
Kilkenny also expects Bernard Brogan and Dubllin's other thirty somethings to be back vying for four-in-a-row next summer.
"For him, if he does have an injury, his focus really at the moment is enjoying these couple of days together as a group, as a team," Kilkenny explained.
"If that’s what it is, no better man to get back from it.
"He’ll pay attention to it and, worst-case scenario, he’ll be back in May/June.
If there was any time to get it and it is that injury, he’s gotten it at the right time. He has plenty of time to recover from that."
When asked if he expects the likes of Brogan to retire, Kilkenny was adamant that won't happen.
"They are still flying it," he added. "One hundred per cent, I expect them to stay on next year."
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