Tipperary’s captain and star player, Conor Sweeney has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament in a disaster for his side.
He suffered the injury during the county’s loss to Down in the final few moments of the game.
“He’s after doing a full ACL,” said manager David Power after the match.
“He’s going up to Santry now. It’s a season-ending injury unfortunately for Conor.
“It’s very disappointing but whatever about Tipperary, it’s disappointing more for Conor because he puts so much into it. I know it’s hurting him a lot at the minute but that’s the way sport is. It can be very cruel at times.”
David Power and the Tipperary senior footballers have been dealt a massive blow as captain Conor Sweeney has ruptured his ACL, which will rule him out of this year’s league and championship.
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This just adds to Tipp’s injury troubles as they are also without both Conal Kennedy and Paudie Feehan.
In Sweeney’s absence, it was announced that the new vice-captain Steven O’Brien will take over the role as captain.