Tests confirm Galvin suffered cruciate injury

Updated: April 5, 2012

It has been confirmed that John Galvin has torn his cruciate knee ligament once again but he has said that he still hopes to be able to feature in this year’s championship.

The unlucky Croom club man has damaged the same cruciate that kept him sidelined for the majority of last year. He is now set to immediately undertake an intensive rehabilitation program to try and fix the tear.

The former All-Star nominee originally suffered the injury during a challenge match against Down in May of last year and has now endured a recurrence of the injury during the national league tussle with Fermanagh on Sunday.

Treaty manager Maurice Horan believes that Galvin will play some part in the Championship, though he is definitely out of the May 20th Munster Championship opener against Waterford:

“It’s severely torn but not completely torn,” Horan told the media when the extent of the injury was revealed this week.  “He has to hit the gym for the next four weeks, he’ll do a program of leg weights and then a decision will be made on whether or not he needs an operation.”

The manager finished on a sombre note stating:  “John is an inspirational to us all.  Hopefully it won’t be the last he plays in a Limerick jersey.”

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