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Kilkenny's Shefflin set to miss start of the Championship

Updated: Friday, 09 May 2014 23:21 | Comments

Henry Shefflin looks likely to be out of action for six weeks
Henry Shefflin looks likely to be out of action for six weeks

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin looks set to miss the start of this year’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship after he suffered a stress fracture of the foot.

Shefflin’s club Ballyhale Shamrocks confirmed the injury and revealed that the 11-time All Star is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks.

The Cats get their Leinster Championship campaign underway on 7 June when they host Offaly at Nowlan Park, a game that Shefflin is likely to miss.

However should Kilkenny, as expected, overcome Offaly then their next game will be the Leinster semi-final on 22 June and Shefflin could be in contention for that should he suffer no complications during his recovery.

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