Larkin scare, but he should be OK

THere was another scare in the Kilkenny hurling camp last week when team captain, Eoin Larkin suffered an injury which required hospital treatment, writes John Knox.

THere was another scare in the Kilkenny hurling camp last week when team captain, Eoin Larkin suffered an injury which required hospital treatment, writes John Knox.

The James Stephens attacker, who will be sitting Leaving Certificate exams shortly, picked up an eye injury and he had to attend Waterford regional hospital treatment. The injury wasn’t as serious as first thought, and Larkin will be fit for the Leinster semi-final against Dublin on June 23 in Portlaois.

Meanwhile, Brian Hogan resumed training last week after overcoming a thigh injury, and Richie Power has stepped up his physical work after damage a cartilage.

The main concern at the moment surrounds midfield duo, Michael Rice and Michael Fennelly, along with defender, Noel Hickey. It is possible all three could miss the big game.

Henry Shefflin is making steady progress after a near seven month absence with a shoulder injury, while things are looking a bit better too for Cillian Buckley, who tore a hamstring in the last round of the local league.