Hugh Maloney Injury

Tipp to see out National Hurling League minus Hugh Maloney

Tipperary will play their remaining games in the NHL without the services of Hugh Maloney, as the versatile Nenagh Eire Og clubman has sustained a serious shoulder injury.  Maloney, who can play at half-back, in midfield or in the half-forward line, will miss the league’s knockout stages.

He popped his A/C joint in the March 9 draw with Galway, with subsequent tests confirming that the 24-year-old will face a lengthy period on the sidelines.  He is hoping to be fit in time for Tipp’s Munster SHC semi-final clash with Cork on June 8.

Tipp team physio John Casey will assist Maloney’s during his rehabilitation programme.  He will not have to undergo surgery but the injury has been classed as grade 3, with the joint itself dislocated and the three major ligaments holding the joint in place being badly torn.

"I hope to get the all clear at the start of May and I’ll be back hurling with the club then hopefully," Maloney told the Irish Examiner.  "It could be worse, it could have happened to me during the summer."

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