However, manager David Power revealed a serious hamstring tear will rule the Barryroe clubman out for “four to six months”.
“Robbie Kiely looks like he is gone for the season. He has done a grade 3C hamstring tear and there is tendon damage done as well. He is a huge loss,” said Power after Tipperary's two-point loss to Limerick on Saturday.
Tipp were also missing their other half-backs from last year's Championship, Bill Maher and Kevin Fahey, as well as star forward Michael Quinlivan and former Dublin attacker Philip Ryan, who has joined the panel this year.
“We couldn’t take a risk on some of the lads in terms of doing further damage. Hopefully we will have more positive news on Tuesday or Wednesday,” said Power.
“Hopefully Bill Maher, Michael Quinlivan, and Philip Ryan might be back. Again that is might, because they have groin and hamstring injuries.”