Colin Fennelly is a major doubt for Kilkenny’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship final clash against Tipperary on 4 September.
The Ballyhale Shamrocks forward suffered a hamstring injury in a match against Clara over the weekend and selector Martin Fogarty has admitted that he is unlikely to play.
He is now undergoing cryotherapy treatment in Wexford and will know later in the week if he is fit for selection.
Fogarty told the GAA.ie: “Right now it looks bad. It looks like he will be out.
"At the same time we have to wait for a few days until we get a proper diagnosis on it."
Fogarty continued: "We don't like to have lads out and it is very hard on him personally if he loses out.
"But unfortunately that is the nature of the game. It's hard to avoid injuries."