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Setback for Waterford hurlers as O'Halloran ruled out through injury

The young attacker’s injury woes have continued.

Waterford hurler Brian O'Halloran.
Waterford hurler Brian O'Halloran.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

WATERFORD HURLER BRIAN O’Halloran has been struck down by injury again and will definitely miss next Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling qualifier against Offaly.

TheScore.ie understands that O’Halloran is suffering from an ankle problem which has been seriously hampering him and he is set to be seen by a specialist later this week in an effort to fully ascertain the problem.

Even if Waterford manage to progress in next Saturday’s game in Tullamore, O’Halloran is unlikely to be fit for the All-Ireland qualifier Phase 1 clash which is scheduled for Saturday week June 29th.

And the Clashmore-Kinsalebeg attacker could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines as he battles his latest injury setback.

O’Halloran, who made his senior hurling championship debut as a teenager in the 2010 All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary, was forced off in the 17th minute of Waterford’s Munster championship loss to Clare in Thurles earlier this month.

He has been sidelined previously with hamstring injuries but had returned to form notably this season as he impressed for Waterford in the Allianz hurling league and for the Mary Immaculate College team that reached the Fitzgibbon Cup final in March.

In better news for Waterford, they are likely to have wing-back Jamie Nagle available after he had picked up an ankle injury. But the Dungarvan player, who had been hugely impressive in the defeat to Clare, is expected to be fit to face the Faithful County.

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