Galway manager Tomas O Flatharta has admitted that star duo Padraic Joyce and Michael Meehan are unlikely to feature in any of his side’s league outings this season.
The pair have missed the county’s opening league defeats to Monaghan and Down.
Their availability would be a huge boost to a side facing an uphill battle against relegation but O Flatharta is planning without them for the foreseeable future.
He said, “They are both working very hard in the gym. It’s probably going to be another two months or so before either of them will be back.
“We don’t want to put them under any pressure to play in the league.”