It has been a rough week for Tipperary as three players have suffered injuries including Paddy Cadell who is set to miss the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament rupture.
Tipperary got their league campaign off to a fantastic start after they bested Kilkenny at Nowlan Park, 2-24 to 1-21 last Sunday.
But the recent news will be a hammer blow for fans as Cadell, Cathal Barrett and Brian O’Meara all suffered injuries.
Barrett is set to be out for 10-12 weeks with a shoulder blade fracture, while O’Meara could be out until April with a groin injury.
Cadell however will miss the rest of the season with a serious cruciate ligament rupture.
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Tipperary GAA released a statement confirming all three of the injuries.
“Paddy Cadell suffered a pivot shift injury to his left knee while playing against Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League round two game in UPMC Nowlan Park.
“On examination it has been confirmed that Paddy has suffered a cruciate ligament tear and will now miss the remainder of the 2023 inter-county season
“Cathal Barrett collided with one of his own players during the same fixture, which has resulted in an undisplaced fracture to the scapula.
“Cathal will be required to keep his arm in a sling for the next three weeks and at that point he should be able to commence his rehabilitation work. At this point it is expected that Cathal should be in a position to recommence some on-field activity in 10 to 12 weeks.
“Niall O’Meara underwent a scan earlier this week following an injury to his groin picked up in a recent training session. Examination confirmed a tear of the adductor origin.
“Niall will commence his rehabilitation and at this point it is hopeful that Niall can commence full training again in six to seven weeks.”