Lyng injury hits Wexford's plans

Wexford will be without wing back Diarmuid Lyng for next Sunday's Walsh Cup final against Kilkenny, and a good chunk of the remainder of the National League.

Wexford will be without wing back Diarmuid Lyng for next Sunday's Walsh Cup final against Kilkenny, and a good chunk of the remainder of the National League.

The St. Martin's clubman broke the knuckle in his thumb during Wexford's NHL humbling at the hands of Waterford.

A Purple and Gold Star last year, Lyng is looking at a lay-off of between four and six weeks, adding to a growing injury list for new Wexford boss John Meyler.

Darren Stamp, who broke some bones in his hand in a recent challenge match, Stephen Doyle (shoulder), Kevin Kavanagh (hernia), Willie Doran (groin), Declan Ruth (hamstring) and Paul Carley (shoulder) are all recovering from knocks.

Centre-back Keith Rossiter's condition is also being monitored after he had to have four stitches put in a shin wound after Sunday's loss to the Deise.

Lyng's participation in Wexford's league clashes with Clare (March 4) and Offaly (March 18) is unlikely, but he could be pencilled in for a return against either Cork (March 25) or Down (April 1).

Sunday's Walsh Cup decider will take place at Wexford Park (throw-in 2.30pm).

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