Fogarty latest wounded cat
Injuries are mounting for All-Ireland champions Kilkenny ahead of the NHL showdown with Cork on Sunday week.
The Cats were without six panellists for the semi-final win over Clare and
one of them, Aidan Fogarty, has been confirmed among the definite non-starters for the decider. A six-time All-Ireland winner, Fogarty took a knock during training and it has now been revealed that his left wrist is broken.
This time last year he broke an ankle which ruled him out for most of the season, although he recovered in time to make the All-Ireland final panel against Tipperary.
"This is really bad luck after losing so much time last season," the 30-year-old said. "In a best-case scenario I might get back in four weeks, but I would need luck. I couldn't believe it when I was told the wrist was fractured."
Manager Brian Cody was already resigned to being without Henry Shefflin (shoulder), Richie Hogan (ribs) and Lester Ryan (cartilage) for the Cork game, while Michael Rice and Noel Hickey, who sat out the win over Clare, will have to prove their fitness in weekend club matches.