Alan Cadogan pulled a hamstring against Tipperary.

The Cork hurlers look set to be without two key players for Sunday's league quarter-final

JBM has some injury concerns.

CORK WELCOME WEXFORD to Páirc Uí Rinn this Sunday for their Allianz Hurling League quarter-final, but it looks like the Rebels will be missing some very important players.

Alan Cadogan, Mark Ellis and Daniel Kearney all sustained hamstring injuries during last Sunday afternoon’s defeat to Tipperary on Leeside.

Manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy is hopeful that Kearney will have recovered in time to face the Model County, but neither Caodogan nor Ellis are likely to feature.

“Mark (Ellis) has pulled a hamstring and could be out for a few weeks,” Barry-Murphy told reporters. “It’s hard to get players of that calibre, we have some good players coming through but it’s taking time to get them up to speed.

“Alan Cadogan pulled a hamstring, so he’s out for the next couple of weeks as well. Daniel Kearney has a hamstring injury as well. We’ll just have to regroup and motivate guys again for next Sunday again.”

Ellis could be a particularly costly absentee for Cork. He was forced off after 51 minutes of Sunday’s loss to Tipp, just before Cork opened up a 12-point lead. However, they surrendered that advantage and went on to lose by one.

Barry-Murphy added: “We had a big lead and couldn’t hold out. That’s disappointing and we had chances at the end to draw which we didn’t take either. We seemed to lose our shape when Mark (Ellis) went off, he was playing very well at centre back.”

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