Eight-time All-Ireland senior hurling Title winner Henry Shefflin has set June as a return date from injury.
The Ballyhale Shamrocks club man suffered a shoulder injury in a Leinster Senior Hurling Championship match in October and underwent surgery before Christmas.
Shefflin has admitted that the rehabilitation process is ongoing however and that we would not be back to competitive hurling before June:
“The surgeon told me from the outset that it would be six months and it’s definitely going to be that. That would bring me up to the end of May,” Shefflin said. “I don’t want to say when I’ll be back because I just don’t know. It could take longer than expected. Or rehab could go well and I could end up coming back earlier than I expect,” said the now 33 year-old who looks likely to become the first GAA player ever to win 10 All-Ireland Senior Titles.
It’s the second successive year that the that the man educated at the famous hurling school; St. Kieran’s College in Kilkenny will have missed the League campaign; having been recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury in 2011. Having returned to training two weeks ago; the bank official said he is “looking forward” to getting back to competitive action.