Fingers crossed that Power will get good news

Kilkenny officials are hoping against hope that star attacker, Richie Power will get good news concerning his knee injury when he visits a specialists later today, writes John Knox.

Kilkenny officials are hoping against hope that star attacker, Richie Power will get good news concerning his knee injury when he visits a specialists later today, writes John Knox.

The All-Star injured his left knee during the senior hurling league tie against James Stephens on Saturday evening, and the fears were that he might have severed the cruciate ligament.

Power was rushed from the pitch area by car to St Luke’s hospital, Kilkenny, where a preliminary examination of the knee was carried out. However, there was no conclusive diagnosis.

On Sunday morning the Carrickshock clubman travelled to the cryotheraphy unit in White’s Hotel, Wexford, where he had two sessions in the chamber which can aid the recovery process in the case of some injuries.

Today the 23-year-old will visit specialist Tadgh O’Sullivan in Waterford, when it is hoped the full extent of the injury can be diagnosed. Contact has already been made with the surgeon, who has treated a number of Kilkenny players in the past, including Henry Shefflin, who suffered two cruciate knee injuries in recent years.

“Anything other than a severed cruciate ligament would be good news at this stage,” a family member told the ’People.