Galway manager Micheal Donoghue confirmed last night that Joe Canning is recovering from keyhole surgery and thus was not used last night in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic,.
Galway’s All-Ireland-winning captain David Burke was also rested for the games in Boston, but both are expected back for Galway for next year’s league.
“Joe had minor keyhole surgery a few weeks ago, so he’s on the mend from that,” said Donoghue.
“David is also carrying a small knock. It was just more precautionary than anything. We felt it wasn’t worth it.
“They’ll be back (for the national league), please God.”