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Joe Canning will miss the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship due to injury.
Joe Canning will miss the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship due to injury.

Canning expected to miss between 14 and 16 weeks

By Cian O'Connell

Galway GAA has released a statement confirming that Joe Canning will be out of action for between 14 and 16 weeks.

The Galway talisman suffered a groin injury during the closing stages of last Sunday's Allianz Hurling League Semi-Final defeat against Waterford.

Canning will now require surgery ensuring Galway must plan without the prolific Portumna attacker for the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

The promising St Thomas' clubman Fintan Burke will be unavailable for the rest of the 2019 due to a cruciate knee ligament injury.

"They were both very unlucky to pick up injuries at this stage in the season," says Galway manager Micheal Donoghue.

“Even by his own high standards, Joe Canning’s performances this year have been exceptional. He is in good spirits and has a positive mindset facing surgery and rehab period.

“Fintan Burke is an exceptional young talent and his injury is a difficult blow in what was shaping up to be a great season for him.

"He was outstanding in St.Thomas' run to the All-Ireland Hurling Club Final and is determined to get back playing for his club and Galway.

“I, our medical and support team will be working with Joe and Fintan closely to help with their recoveries and return to the squad."

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