Sport Hurling

Sunday 18 February 2018

Canning injury fears eased

Joe Canning. Photo: Sportsfile
Joe Canning. Photo: Sportsfile

There are hopes that the shoulder injury which Joe Canning received in a Fitzgibbon Cup match on Tuesday may not be as bad as initially feared, writes John Fallon.

The 23-year-old Galway star is waiting on the results of a scan and an examination by a specialist before the true extent of the injury is fully know.

But there are hopes that he could be back in two to four weeks, with the longer absence the more likely.

Canning will miss Sunday's league opener against Dublin having damaged his AC joint during LIT's victory over GMIT.

The Galway hurling management team of Anthony Cunningham, Mattie Kenny and Tom Helebert were made aware of the injury straight away.

"The exact timeline won't be available until after further scans but it is now a matter of working on recovery," said Cunningham.

Canning has been in flying form this season and had scored 1-8 when he suffered the injury in the second half of the 1-20 to 0-8 win.

He will also miss the concluding stages of the Fitzgibbon Cup, as last year's finalists LIT will be bidding to bag a third crown under the guidance of Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald.

Irish Independent

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