Galway corner-forward Seán Armstrong is set to miss the remainder of the National League after suffering the recurrence of a hamstring injury.
The 2005 Under 21 All-Ireland title winner played his first game of the year against Westmeath at the start of March, but sat out last weekend’s victory over Meath. The Salthill-Knocknacarra man missed five months of action due to the recurrence of those injuries.
Whilst he is set to return for the start of the Championship; it is unlikely he will be in peak physical shape having effectively missed close to a year of inter-county action.
Galway lie in second place in Division Two with five points from four games and will be looking to push for a promotion spot with games at home to table topping Tyrone and away to fourth placed Monaghan remaining. The absence of Armstrong’s class and experience will make their task tougher however.
Armstrong now faces a race against time to be fit for the Tribesmen’s Connacht Championship Quarter-Final fixture with Roscommon at Dr. Hyde Park on 20th May. The Tribesmen won’t want to rush back one of their star men though as there will be bigger fish to fry later on in the summer.