Limerick's Cian Lynch will miss the rest of the Munster hurling championship due to the hamstring injury incurred during the reigning champions' three-point win over Waterford on Saturday.

The two-time Hurler of the Year had to be withdrawn early on Saturday evening's encounter, Limerick GAA confirming this evening in a statement that the player would have no further involvement in the 2022 Munster campaign.

However, the statement did not specify whether Lynch would be able to return in time for the All-Ireland series, with Limerick already highly likely to progress.

"On Saturday evening last, Cian sustained a hamstring injury and will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical team," the statement read.

"As a result, Cian will not have any further involvement in this year's Munster Hurling Championship. No further comment will be made regarding Cian’s injury at this time. We wish Cian a very speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back playing again in the very near future."

John Kiely's side are also dealing with the absences of Kyle Hayes, Seamus Flanagan and Peter Casey, though the former two are thought to have relatively short-term injury issues.