A new addition to Davy Fitzgerald’s 2018 hurling panel will miss the entire season after undergoing surgery on a cruciate ligament injury.
Unfortunately, young Cloughbawn attacker, Conall Flood, picked up the dreaded knee injury whilst playing for his college, Waterford IT, in the Fitzgibbon cup last week.
After making a big impression on the club scene in 2017, he was drafted into the Senior panel, however, this injury means that he will be out of action for at least nine months.
Meanwhile, Wexford inter-county defender Damien Reck who was forced out of action in the Model County’s victory over Cork last weekend is expected to return to the playing field for the Yellowbellies’ third-round Allianz League match versus Tipperary.
In other news, last years’ Senior club championship top-scorer Rory O’Connor is still undergoing his rehabilitation after undergoing a knee operation. 20-year-old O’Connor is expected to return to inter-county action within the next few weeks.
Similarly, Liam Óg McGovern, who also suffered an ACL injury, is expected to be fully-fit for the championship, however, he is adamant that he will not rush things – and that he’ll return to action when he’s 100% ready:
“I possibly made that mistake last year and I don’t want to fall into a similar trap this time.”
“Hopefully, the body will tell me when it’s right and then I just need a bit of luck. I’d love to think I’ll see a bit of action this year but I know now you can’t really focus on a fixed date.”