A number of Kilkenny players picked up knocks during the club hurling league action over the weekend, but they will resume training shortly.
When manager, Brian Cody, assembled the panel for training in Nowlan Park last night for the June 7 Leinster championship clash against Offaly, there were no further serious concerns on top of the loss of Henry Shefflin and Richie Power.
That pair will definitely missed the opening match. They could struggle to play any part in the provincial championship. Shefflin picked up another stress fracture of the foot, and Power was downed by a second hamstring injury in a few weeks.
Goalkeeper Eoin Murphy (Glenmore), Michael Fennelly (Shamrocks) and John Power (Carrickshock) all suffered knocks and had their participation in games curtailed. However, the news is good with them all and they will be back training by the end of the week or early next week.
Eoin Murphy (pictured) suffered the most serious injury. He was struck in the side of the head during the intermediate clash against Conahy Shamrocks and suffered a mild concussion. He didn’t finish out the match.
The Conahy player involved in the incident was sent off.
Michael Fennelly suffered a strained muscle in the hip area during Sunday’s challenge against Clare. He will be okay, as will John Power, who took a blow to the knee in a club tie.