Saturday 17 February 2018

Tipp wait on O'Riordan for Kerry clash

A hip injury forced Colin O’Riordan off against Waterford last Sunday
A hip injury forced Colin O’Riordan off against Waterford last Sunday

Jackie Cahill

Tipperary star Colin O'Riordan will discover later today if he has a chance of playing against Kerry in the Munster SFC semi-final on Sunday week, June 14.

The hip injury that forced O'Riordan off against Waterford last Sunday has been scanned and team doctor John Hynes will discuss the results with the 19-year-old today.

Tipp manager Peter Creedon explained last night: "He's meeting Doc Hynes tomorrow so we'll have a clearer picture. Please God, he will recover in time for Sunday week but it will all depend on the reading of his scans.

"It's something pinching on his hip. We need to see if there's something in there. Touch wood, it won't be anything too serious."

Tipp corner-back Ciaran McDonald, who represented Ireland in last year's International Rules Test in Australia, is only just back in action after a hip injury ruled him out of the county's league campaign.

And long-serving forward Brian Mulvihill underwent procedures on both hips to prolong his inter-county career.

Creedon explained: "Whatever they do, they scrape out whatever grit is there, it seems to be becoming quite a common injury but, please God, Colin's won't be too bad. He's only 19 but he has a lot of mileage on the clock."

O'Riordan captained Tipp's U-21 footballers to Munster glory this year.

In his debut season with the senior footballers in 2014, a string of impressive displays saw O'Riordan nominated for an All-Star award.

Irish Independent

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