Offaly footballer Cian Farrell is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a nasty foot injury.

The Edenderry sharpshooter stepped on broken glass and severed a tendon in his foot after lining out for Carlow IT in their Sigerson Cup final defeat to DCU on Wednesday last.

Farrell, who was leading light for Carlow throughout their Sigerson campaign and scored six points in the decider, was due to line out for the Faithful in their Allianz League clash against Longford on Sunday.

However, he underwent surgery on his foot on Thursday last and is now set to miss the remainder of the league.

Offaly battled back to earn a share of the spoils against Longford in their Division 3 clash.

Reacting to the news of Farrell's misfortune, Offaly boss John Maughan told Midlands 103: "I watched the Sigerson final and Cian was striking the ball so well; he scored six of their seven points. It's a very unfortunate incident. He arrived back in Carlow and he jumped off a step or something and landed on a broken glass and has severed a tendon in his foot. 

"That's going to be at least two months, one suspects."