Thursday 18 January 2018

Another blow to Kilkenny as Henry Shefflin ruled out for six months

KILKENNY’S Henry Shefflin is to undergo surgery on a shoulder injury and the recovery is expected to take up to six months.

He picked up a knock while playing for his club Ballyhale Shamrocks in the county championship. His club lost in the final to rivals James Stephens after a replay.

Last year Shefflin ruptured a cruciate ligament just before the All Ireland final against Tipperary.

He started but had to retire early and Kilkenny lost the final and their dream of five-in-a-row.

It hasn’t been a good week for Kilkenny hurling. Earlier this week James 'Cha' Fitzpatrick quit the county panel.

Shefflin is expected to miss the entire league campaign, but should be back in time to help Kilkenny in the Leinster championship opener on June 23..

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