Waterford’s Pauric Mahony looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious leg injury during a club match last night.
The 22-year-old sustained the break while lining out for Ballygunner against Ballyduff Upper in the opening round of the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship.
Breakingnews.ie spoke to Waterford GAA today, who confirmed that Mahony has a broken tibia and will undergo surgery tomorrow.
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Game delayed. Serious injury to Pauric Mahony— Waterford GAA (@WaterfordGAA) May 9, 2015
They said it was “too early to say” what the player’s recovery time would be, but six months was the realistic prospect.
Mahony was one of the driving forces behind the Déise’s successful Allianz League campaign, scoring a goal and 90 points during the competition.
The player was also due to sit college exams this week.
Inundated with get well wishes for Pauric Mahony.
Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.— Waterford GAA (@WaterfordGAA) May 9, 2015
— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) May 10, 2015
Awful news about Pauric Mahony breaking his leg tonight in club championship; hope he recovers well; great guy and some player— Damien Tiernan (@damienwlr) May 9, 2015
The news comes as a serious blow to Waterford, who will play Cork in the opening game of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship in Semple stadium on June 7.