Tipperary and Waterford squad news

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Eoin McGrath, the Waterford attacker, could miss his side’s entire National League campaign through injury.

McGrath, who is recovering from a second operation on a troublesome groin problem, is expected to be out of action for up to 12 weeks, meaning he will see little, if any, action in the league.

The news will compound the injury crisis boss Davy Fitzgerald is currently attempting to manage, with several other key players also on the sidelines with a variety of ailments, while club commitments have also ruled out John Mullane, Brian Phelan and Kevin Moran.

Ken McGrath, joint captain and older brother of Eoin, will not feature for another few weeks, while Eoin Kelly, Stephen Molumphy and Tony Browne will all be absent for the league opener with Tipperary on Sunday.

"Eoin McGrath will be out for two to three months," revealed Fitzgerald, the Waterford manager.

"He’s had a second operation on a groin problem but the injury is complicated and turned into the hip. He’ll be OK in two months, hopefully."

Meanwhile, Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has a mini injury crisis of his own to deal with ahead of Sunday’s Walsh Park showdown.

Eoin Kelly, Lar Corbett [hamstring], Hugh Maloney [hamstring], Michael Webster, Darragh Egan and Seamus Callinan will miss out on the repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final clash through injury.

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