Kelly a doubt for Waterford’s championship opener

Updated: May 15, 2012

Mount Sion native Eoin Kelly is a doubt for Waterford’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship opener with Clare on 17th June.

It is thought that the 29 year old has suffered a broken thumb during a club match over the weekend.

The two time All Star was left out of the panel by manager Michael Ryan at the start of the year.  He was brought back into the set up towards the end of the league campaign however.  He suffered his injury during Passage West’s 2-13 to 2-17 loss to Abbeyside at Walsh Park on Saturday.

Kelly’s thumb is in plaster at the moment, but the extent of his injury will not be known until after bruising and swelling has subsided.

If scans confirm that the thumb is broken it is thought that it will take as much as six weeks to recover.  He would therefore be a major doubt for Waterford’s Clare Munster Championship opener at Thurles.

Waterford are already planning for the championship without another key forward, Pauric Mahony, who underwent groin surgery recently.  Richie Foley and Wayne Hutchinson look set to feature against Clare however as they have returned to club action following injury.

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