Galway Senior Hurling forward Joe Canning is expected to miss 14 to 16 weeks due to a groin injury that will need surgery.
Canning suffered a groin injury in the League semi-final against Waterford last Sunday after a collision with Kevin Moran.
Galway GAA released a statement today saying that he will need surgery, with an expected recovery time of 14 to 16 weeks afterwards.
It was confirmed that Galway will also have to go without Fintan Burke for the rest out the season after he damaged his cruciate knee ligaments playing for St. Thomas at the All-Ireland club final against Ballyhale Shamrocks.
Senior Manager Micheál Donoghue said “I, and all the team wish Joe and Fintan a speedy recovery from their injuries. They were both very unlucky to pick up injuries at this stage in the season.”
“Even by his own high standards, Joe Canning’s performances this year have been exceptional. He is in good spirits and has a positive mindset facing surgery and rehab period.”
“Fintan Burke is an exceptional young talent and his injury is a difficult blow in what was shaping up to be a great season for him.
“He was outstanding in St.Thomas’ run to the All-Ireland Hurling Club Final and is determined to get back playing for his club and Galway.”
“I, our medical and support team will be working with Joe and Fintan closely to help with their recoveries and return to the squad”,