Eye injury won’t finish Moran’s season

David Moran underwent laser treatment on a torn retina in Cork University Hospital on Sunday and won’t know the extent of his time on the sideline for another seven to 10 days.

Kerry selector Diarmuid Murphy confirmed the midfielder, who has twice come back from cruciate injuries, is out of Sunday week’s Munster SFC quarter-final against Tipperary.

Moran picked up the injury in a challenge game against Laois on Saturday.

“The retina was torn really for want of a better word. He had a laser procedure as that’s less invasive than surgery. They won’t know for a while,” Moran said.

“He goes back in next week and they will have a look at it again. ”

Murphy insisted the season is not over for Moran. “It’s a pity for him but this isn’t the end of the year for him.”

Meanwhile, Maurice Horan said John Galvin is fit to face Cork at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday week.

Ger Collins is back available after being sick for the Division 4 final against Offaly last month. However, Ian Ryan is definitely out after suffering ligament damage in the Croke Park game.

“We thought it was the ligament on the front of the ankle, it was actually the deltoid ligament on the inside of the ankle,” remarked Horan. “He severed it completely. He’s wearing one of those boots on his foot. He’s off his feet for two weeks and he’s looking at six to seven weeks out of action. He won’t even be running or back training before the Cork game.”

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