Kilkenny’s Power hoping for injury boost

Updated: April 30, 2012

Kilkenny are hoping that star forward Richie Power gets good news when he visits a specialist regarding his knee injury on Monday.

It is feared that the All-Star may have severed the cruciate ligament during his club, Carrickshok’s match with James Stephens over the weekend.

Power was taken by car to St. Lukes’ Hospital where an investigation of the knee was carried out but no conclusive diagnosis was made.

On Sunday morning he travelled to the cryotheraphy unit in White’s Hotel, Wexford, where he had two sessions in the chamber which can aid the recovery process in the case of some injuries.

He will visit specialist Tadhg O’Sullivan, on Monday where the injury will be further assessed with Kilkenny insiders stating:  “Anything other than a severed cruciate ligament would be good news at this stage.”

The surgeon has treated several Kilkenny players in the past, including Henry Shefflin, who has suffered two cruciate knee injuries in recent years.

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