Michael Fennelly will miss the entire Leinster Championship campaign after fracturing his right ankle and sustaining ligament damage during Kilkenny’s National Hurling League final victory over Cork.
If Leinster retain their Leinster title; the Ballyhale Shamrocks man will return for the All-Ireland semi-final. If they don’t retain Leinster however, the 27 year-old is likely to miss the All-Ireland qualifiers as well as the quarter-finals.
It was thought the five time All-Ireland winner would miss six weeks but an MRI scan revealed that there was also ligament damage. Fennelly joins Aidan Fogarty, Michael Rice, Richie Power and Henry Shefflin on the Kilkenny injury list. The latter three, however, are expected to be fit for the Leinster SHC semi-final against either Dublin, Laois or Carlow on 23rd June.