The Tipperary medical team have arranged a scan and hope to have full news on the extent of the injury this week. It was bad news on a day when three points in the closing five minutes helped Dublin to a merited victory at Nenagh yesterday.
Tipp raced into an 0-8 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes but Dublin responded to lead by two points at half-time, helped by a Danny Sutcliffe goal.
The second-half introduction of Eoin Kelly and Shane Bourke inspired a Tipp revival.
Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson denied them on two other occasions and also made another blinding second half stop to keep his side in the game until Bourke struck for his sides only goal in the 56th minute.
A sharper Dublin side finished strongly with the impressive Danny Sutcliffe and John McCaffrey getting the winning points in the dying minutes.
Scorers for Tipperary: S Callanan 0-7 (4fs), E Kelly 0-4 (2fs, 1pen), S Bourke 1-0, J McLoughney (1 s/l), J O’Dwyer, J O’Neill 0-2 each, B O’Meara, J Ryan (f) 0-1 each.
Scorers for Dublin: P Ryan 0-10 (6fs), D Sutcliffe 1-3, E Dillon 0-3, J McCaffrey 0-2, C Keaney, M Carton, S Lambert 0-1 each.
TIPPERARY: D Gleeson; D Maher, C O’Mahony, P Curran; S McGrath, S Hennessy, B Maher; C O’Brien, J McLoughney; S Callanan, J O’Dwyer, P Maher; M Heffernan, B O’Meara, J O’Neill.
Subs: E Kelly for Callanan (37 inj), S Bourke for Heffernan, J Ryan for O’Neill (both 51).
DUBLIN: G McGuire; N Corcorcan, P Schutte, R Trainor; P Kelly, M Carton, C Crummey; J Boland, S Durkan; D Sutcliffe, J McCaffrey, C Keaney; E Dillon, M Schute, P Ryan.
Subs: N McMorrow for M Schutte (53); S Lambert for Crummy, R O’Carroll for Keaney (63).
Referee: J Sexton (Cork).