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More bad news for Cork hurlers as centre-back breaks arm against Dublin

Mark Ellis suffered the injury against Dublin last Saturday.

Cork hurler Mark Ellis
Cork hurler Mark Ellis
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

THE CORK HURLERS have another injury setback with centre-back Mark Ellis sidelined after breaking his arm against Dublin on Saturday night.

Ellis sustained the injury in the closing stages of the heavy defeat against Dublin.

He is set to miss the remainder of Cork’s league campaign and could even be sidelined by the time of their Munster championship clash with Tipperary on 22 May.

“It’s another shocking blow for us,” admitted Cork boss Kieran Kingston, when speaking to the Evening Echo newspaper this morning.

“The expectation is that he will be out for some time and might even be a doubt for the championship game with Tipperary.”

Ellis is a major loss, having established himself in the Rebels rearguard in the last couple of seasons since he nailed down a centre-back berth in the 2014 Munster title winning side.

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