ellis breaks arm
Defender Mark Ellis will miss at least the remainder of the Allianz National Hurling League after sustaining a broken arm in Saturday's defeat to Dublin in Croke Park.
The injury may also rule Ellis out of Cork's Munster Championship opener against Tipperary.
An already struggling defence can ill-afford to do without one of their most consistent performers, coming so soon after Colm Spillane's cruciate ligament injury picked up in the defeat to Waterford.
Cork have started poorly in the league and face Kilkenny this weekend.