Thursday 19 September 2019

Conor Delaney joins Cats' casualty list

 

Conor Delaney in action for Kilkenny. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Conor Delaney in action for Kilkenny. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Michael Verney

Michael Verney

Brian Cody has an injury crisis on his hands with Conor Delaney the latest casualty as the Kilkenny boss looks likely to be without a host of big guns for the start of next month's Leinster SHC campaign.

Delaney, who impressed in the problematic full-back position during the latter stages of the league, is understood to have suffered a broken foot for Castlecomer last weekend.

Having been sent off in Kilkenny's round-five defeat to Wexford, Delaney may still have missed the first round due to a contentious suspension but he now faces a race against time to play any part in the provincial series.

Delaney's injury came in the same game which saw Danesfort's Richie Hogan leave the fray after 22 minutes with a back injury which has impeded his preparations in recent seasons.

Whether Hogan will be fit to play against Dublin in Nowlan Park on May 11 remains to be seen and Cody's options are dwindling with Cillian Buckley and James Maher already ruled out through injury.

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