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Double leg fracture and dislocated ankle mean 2014 season is over for Waterford's Philip Mahony

Matters are not looking good on the injury front for Waterford before they face Cork on May 25th.

Philip Mahony suffered the serious injuries while in action for his club Ballygunner.
Philip Mahony suffered the serious injuries while in action for his club Ballygunner.
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A DOUBLE LEG fracture and a dislocated ankle means Waterford hurler Philip Mahony’s 2014 season is over as he undergoes major surgery this morning.

Mahony suffered the severe injuries in a county championship game for his club Ballygunner against Ardmore on Sunday and will undergo an operation in the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford to repair the damage.

After missing out last year as he was travelling, Mahony returned this year to boost Waterford’s prospects but the 2012 UCC Fitzgibbon Cup winner is now set to miss the rest of the season.

The injury is the latest in a list of setbacks for manager Derek McGrath as Waterford intensify their preparations before their Munster championship quarter-final against Cork on May 25th.

Further injury problems emerged for Waterford over the weekend with Lismore’s Maurice Shanahan still hampered by a back problem while Ballyduff Upper’s Stephen Molumphy suffered a hamstring injury.

Richie Foley (hip), Brian O’Halloran (ankle) and Stephen Bennett (hip) have all been battling injuries as well and even though all lined out for their clubs at the weekend, they are still considered doubtful for the match against Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side.

Stephen Daniels, Dara Fives and Shane Walsh are all long-term injury absentees from the Waterford squad.

Derek McGrath Waterford manager Derek McGrath is facing an injury crisis. Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

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