Kilkenny midfielder Michael Rice will miss the All-Ireland final with Galway next month due to an injury sustained during last Sunday’s win over Tipperary.
Rice sustained several fractures and some tendon damage in his hand in the semi-final and will be out for a several weeks.
“There wouldn’t be a hope for him,” said Kilkenny selector Martin Fogarty speaking to the Irish Daily Star about Rice’s chances of recovery in time. “He’s had more injuries – knees, shoulders, fingers. It’s tough on him but the show must go on.”
Cillian Buckley, who replaced Rice on Sunday, is likely to take his place in the final.