Ross O’Carroll is set to miss Dublin’s Leinster SHC quarter-final against Laois in Tullamore next Sunday (5.0) as he struggles to shake off the effects of a thigh injury picked up in a recent challenge match.
The Kilmacud Crokes man who returned to the senior hurling panel this year after two years in the football squad suffered the injury in a recent challenge against Waterford.
Ross looks like he’s out for sure, explained Dubs boss, Anthony Daly.
They’re saying he’s definitely out for the Laois match. If we got over that, they reckon he should be okay. He looks like he’s out. At the minute, that’s the way it is. He’s doing his best. He’s constantly in physio and he’s doing his damnest to get back.
Dublin are also be planning for the clash with the OMoore County without Ryan ODwyer (suspension).
Daly also revealed that his cruciate trio’ of Conal Keaney, Stephen Hiney and Tomás Brady could all play against Carlow’s conquerors but insisted he had yet to make up his mind if any would start. I thought in fairness, Stephen was the best defender on view the other night (in Ballyboden’s SHC defeat to Cuala). I thought he had a great game.
On Keaney, Daly added: I couldn’t but be impressed with Conal’s workrate the other night. He knows he needs a bit of sharpness – the perfectionist he is. But he had a powerful display in the first half on Tony Browne last week and there were signs of the way he was playing last year. I can’t expect that the three cruciate guys will be fully back to where they were but I’m hoping that the three will be able to take part in the game anyway.