Injury blow for Kilkenny as Ger Aylward suffers cruciate knee ligament injury

Injury blow for Kilkenny as Ger Aylward suffers cruciate knee ligament injury
Ger Aylward, Kilkenny, lifts the Liam MacCarthy cup. Picture: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

Kilkenny hurling has suffered a blow with the revelation that Ger Aylward is likely to miss most if not all of this year’s Championship campaign with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

The forward sustained the injury at the weekend while playing for his club Glenmore in the All-Ireland Junior semi-final, which they won.

Scans have confirmed the extent of the damage and ruled the player out of the All-Ireland Junior final with his club and any inter-county involvement for the foreseeable future.

Aylward won an All-Star in 2015 for his part in Kilkenny’s successful All-Ireland campaign and his loss is a further blow to the Kilkenny attack following the enforced retirement of Richie Power.

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