RTÉ Sport has revealed that Galway goalkeeper James Skehill suffered a dislocated shoulder in his county’s final training session on Friday night before Sunday’s All Ireland Hurling final replay with Kilkenny.
Amazingly, the 24 year-old Cappataggle club man still looks set to play in the final however.
The Tribesmen’s goalkeeper, who made a stunning save in the first final from Colin Fennelly, sustained the injury while diving for the ball in training.
Skehill was been taken to hospital for where doctors put the shoulder back into place and he is now considered likely to feature in Sunday’s showpiece final.
Skehill has made 12 Championship appearances for the Tribesmen since making his debut back in 2008 and has been the county’s first choice goalkeeper since 2010 having lost his starting place to Colm Callanan back in 2009. The 30 year-old will likely start on the bench for Sunday’s fixture.