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Big injury concern for Tipperary hurlers following Munster final win

Pádraic Maher damaged his shoulder against Waterford yesterday.

Pádraic Maher celebrates with Tipp fans yesterday.
Pádraic Maher celebrates with Tipp fans yesterday.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

VICTORY IN YESTERDAY’S Munster senior hurling final may have come at a cost for Tipperary with reports emerging that Pádraic Maher sustained a serious shoulder injury during the game.

Maher, 26, was superb in a sweeper role for the Premier County but was seen leaving the ground with his left arm in a sling.

It is understood that Maher damaged the AC joint in his shoulder in the early exchanges and further tests will be conducted to discover the full extent of the damage.

A grade 1 or 2 injury is the best case scenario for Maher as he targets Tipp’s next outing in the 2015 championship – an All-Ireland semi-final against Cork or Galway on August 16.

Maher could be back in training within a fortnight depending on the severity of the knock but a more serious problem would see the Thurles Sarsfields man face a race against time to make the last four clash.

Shane McGrath, Padraic Maher and Brendan Maher celebrate Pádraic Maher (centre) celebrates yesterday's victory with Shane McGrath and captain Brendan Maher. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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