Limerick will be without Richie English for the remainder of the 2020 hurling season after the All Star suffered a cruciate ligament injury.
The All-Ireland winner requires surgery on his knee, with Limerick manager John Kiely confirming that the corner back's season has come to a premature end as a result.
English had departed the field of play at half-time against Galway in the Allianz Hurling League on 2 February.
Backing the Doon club man to bounce back from the setback, Kiely told The Limerick Leader: "Richie English unfortunately has picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury so his involvement this season is unfortunately come to an end.
"It is one of those things that you can't legislate for - we have had Richie McCarthy, Paul Browne, Sean Finn in the past.
"Every group of players over time will have a number of those injuries and there is no rationale for why is happens. It actually came from the Galway game."
Kiely's side made it three wins from three in the Allianz Hurling League as they overcame Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday by a 0-29 to 2-21 scoreline.
The result secures the Shannonsiders' place in the knockout stages.