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Cork's Joyce waits to learn extent of leg injury as Cronin set to miss rest of league

Damien Cahalane is another injury concern for manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy.

Referee Alan Kelly and Cork defender Shane O'Neill check on the injured Christopher Joyce.
Referee Alan Kelly and Cork defender Shane O'Neill check on the injured Christopher Joyce.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Updated 6am

CORK HURLER CHRISTOPHER Joyce will undergo further assessment today of the leg injury he suffered in Saturday night’s victory over Dublin.

Joyce was forced off in the 6th minute of Saturday night’s game in Croke Park and he’ll undergo a scan today. It is expected the extent of his injury will be revealed tomorrow.

“We have to be concerned,” admitted Cork boss Jimmy Barry-Murphy afterwards, when speaking to The42.

“He came off early. A knee injury, we’ll hope for the best. You always fear the worst with these knee injuries. Hopefully it’ll be good news. It was an awkward fall, they collided in the mid air.”

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Cork will also have to plan without last year’s Munster final winning captain Patrick Cronin for the rest of the league after he suffered a hand injury in training last week and underwent an operation yesterday. Damien Cahalane is also sidelined at present for Cork.

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“Pa tore a tendon very badly (in his hand). He was operated on yesterday. He’ll be out for 7-8 weeks. He’ll be out for the rest of the league certainly. Damien (is out for) four weeks. He’d an exploratory examination of his knee, he’s to rest for four weeks and hopefully he won’t need surgery.”

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