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Richie Power's knee injury will rule him out until 'at least' an All-Ireland semi-final

Kilkenny county board confirm Richie Power is unlikely to return before mid-August.

Richie Power will be a big loss for Kilkenny.
Richie Power will be a big loss for Kilkenny.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

KILKENNY WILL BE without Richie Power for at least six weeks after he sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s draw with Galway.

Power sustained a “knee ligament injury” diagnosed after a scan in Waterford’s Ardkeen Hospital yesterday.

A spokesman for the Kilkenny county board told that Brian Cody’s team will now “certainly be planning without him for the foreseeable future.”

“He did knee damage in the match on Sunday and had a scan yesterday, so he’s out for a minimum of six weeks. It’s ligament damage to his knee, so it just needs treatment – it’s certainly not like a cruciate or anything like that.”

“The time frame we’ve been given is six weeks so he’s definitely out of the replay, and the Leinster championship and All-Ireland depending on how far we go.

“You’d be looking at mid-August at the earliest so there’s a possibility if we were to get to an All-Ireland semi-final that he’d be back, but it’d be touch and go.

If we were to reach an All-Irleland final he would be in the reckoning all right.

Power was substituted off after 52 minutes during the clash with Galway, and was seen leaving Tullamore on crutches after the game.

Power had already missed out on the championship opener with Offaly and large parts of the league due to a hamstring injury.

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