Galvin in fitness race for Tipp game

PAUL GALVIN is a doubt for Kerry’s Munster SFC quarter-final against Tipperary on May 22 as he struggles to overcome the hamstring injury sustained in the League win over Down.

Manager Jack O’Connor confirmed the 2009 Footballer of the Year hasn’t trained since retiring midway through the second-half of the county’s last round league tie in Killarney.

“I’m not sure, to be honest,” said O’Connor about the possibility of Galvin playing against Tipperary in Killarney.

“I can’t give a definitive answer other than to say he hasn’t returned to training since the Down game. He has issues with it (the injury).”

O’Connor reported no fresh injuries from the recent training camp in Portugal other than Tommy Griffin’s continuing absence due to a tendon injury. The Dingle man had ankle surgery before Christmas and was aiming to be back for the latter half of the county’s league campaign before suffering a tendon injury in late January.

Griffin missed all Kerry’s league games after suffering the problem during a club game in late January and has been undergoing intense rehab work to return to action.

He had targeted the end of the league for his comeback following ankle surgery before Christmas. “Apart from Galvin, we came out of the weekend away fine,” said O’Connor. “Tommy Griffin is still struggling. He hasn’t done anything major as of yet.”


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