Limerick have received a blow with the news that Peter Casey suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final, which could see him on the sidelined for up to nine months.

Casey went off injured just before half-time in the decider, having struck five points from play in a stellar half-hour showing.

It has since been confirmed to RTÉ Sport that Casey ruptured his cruciate knee ligament and is now awaiting an operation. He is expected to be out of action for between six and nine months, though Limerick are still hopeful he may be back in time to play a part in next year's championship.

His elder brother Mike, a corner-back in the 2018 All-Ireland success, suffered a cruciate ligament injury in October 2020 and has now returned to training.