James O’Donoghue’s participation in the later rounds of the All-Ireland championship could be in doubt after the Kerry star suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury during his county’s quarter-final clash with Kildare this afternoon.

Kerry easily beat Kildare in the end, winning 7-16 to 0-10 at Croke Park.

O’Donoghue broke through on goal in the first half but lost the ball to a superb challenge by Kildare goalkeeper Mark Donnelly. The clash looked innocuous enough but O’Donoghue stayed down and waved for medical attention. Replays showed that he fell awkwardly with his right arm outstretched. 

The 2014 Footballer of the Year then left the field holding his right arm after receiving treatment on the field.

O'Donoghue had surgery on his right shoulder at the beginning of the year and missed the 2015 Allianz League campaign as a result.

Before throw-in, Kerry had made a late change to their forward line, replacing team captain Kieran Donaghy with Colm Cooper after Donaghy suffered an injury during in the warm-up.