Huge blow for Limerick as Seán Finn ruled out for remainder of Championship
The news comes as a massive blow to John Kiely's side after their Munster Championship defeat to Clare.
The Limerick senior hurling management team have tonight announced the news that defender Seán Finn's season is over, after he ruptured his ACL.
The injury came during the Treaty County's one point defeat at the hands of provincial rivals Clare in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.
A four-time All Star hurler, the loss of Finn, who is now 27 years old, will be a major blow to John Kiely's side's quest for four consecutive Liam McCarthy Cups.
Speaking on Tuesday evening, Limerick manager Kiely said that initial indications suggested that Finn's injuries were "not too bad" but that they would not know for certain until the results of his scan had been received.
Unfortunately for both Finn and Kiely, the scan confirmed the worst possible news, that the defender had torn his cruciate ligament for the second time in his career.
In a brief statement released this evening, the Limerick senior hurling management team said confirmed that "Seán Finn suffered an ACL injury on Saturday evening last that will rule him out for the remainder of the season".
Update from Limerick Senior Hurling management on Sean Finn injury. We wish Sean all the best in his recovery. pic.twitter.com/HKxxb2frdX
— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) May 4, 2023
It followed with "We wish Seán the very best in his recovery, and assure him our fullest support and expertise on that journey".
The injury occurred towards the end of the first half against Clare, as Finn chased after opposition forward Peter Duggan. But as Duggan swerved and shot for goal, Finn crumpled to heap on the turf, clutching his left knee.
Despite the personal setback, the Limerick defender will be buoyed by the fact that he came back from the same injury seven years ago in 2016 during his time at UL, on that occasion returning from the lay-off and claiming a second All-Ireland U-21 medal.
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