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Report: Henry Shefflin ruled out of Kilkenny's Leinster hurling quarter-final

Updated: Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:59 | Comments

Henry Shefflin will miss the Leinster hurling quarter-final
Henry Shefflin will miss the Leinster hurling quarter-final

Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin will miss their Leinster Hurling Championship quarter-final with Offaly in Tullamore next month.

It means Shefflin will not start a Championship game for the first time since making his debut in 1999.

The 11-time All-Star has been out since December after he went off injured during a club game for Ballyhale Shamrocks because of an ankle problem.

For the fourth time in five years, the nine-time All-Ireland winner went through off-season surgery.

He missed the Allianz League campaign due to his recovery.

Shefflin has confirmed he has a suffered a stress fracture after a setback during light training and has given up hopes of playing against the Faithful on 9 June.

He is also a doubt for a potential semi-final on 23 June and final on 7 July. 

Henry Shefflin admits the Leinster Hurling Championship clash with Offaly will come too soon for him
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