Galway hurlers’ received further bad news yesterday with the confirmation that Ger Mahon will miss the remainder of the Allianz National League.
Mahon was forced off with an ankle injury during the tribesmen’s easy win over Offaly last weekend.
Scans have shown that the defender has suffered a fracture, and will have no chance of returning to action before the end of the league campaign.
He is expected to be out of the game for up to three months, and faces a race against time to be back in time for the Leinster quarter-final against either Carlow or Westmeath on Saturday 4 June.
Mahon joins Shane Kavanagh on the long-term absent list, while Tony Óg Regan – who also picked up an injury against Offaly – Joe Canning, Damien Joyce, Fergal Moore, Aidan Harte and Niall Donohue are all expected to miss this weekend’s trip to Pairc Ui Chaoimh to take on Cork.