Limerick senior football manager Maurice Horan has said he has given up on midfielder John Glavin being fit for the championship.
After missing all of last year’s championship with a cruciate ligament injury, Galvin made a brief return during this year’s national football league but suffered a recurrence of the injury against Fermanagh on 1st April.
There were hopes that he might play some part in the championship, especially if Limerick advance to the latter stages, but those hopes appear to have disappeared now.
“It’s not an injury that is going to improve on its own. The specialist told him it’s up himself really. He will know if it feels right, if it’s strong enough,” Horan explained to the Irish Sun.
“He has started back doing some light jogging but at same time it’s still very unlikely he will play championship football this summer. It is going to be up to John to decide. It’s severely torn so it’s not going to regenerate itself. It’s nearly as bad as it can get without being torn.”
Horan is hoping that star forward Stephen Kelly and midfielder Jom Donovan will return in time for the clash with the Déise on Sunday week.