Hammerblow for Hammersley as he ruptures cruciate at first Tipp training session

November 23, 2018

Clonoulty-Rossmore's Timmy and Conor Hammersley with their mother Helen. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Conor Hammersley has been dealt a cruel blow after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during his first training session with the Tipperary senior hurlers.

Hammersley was called into the squad by manager Liam Sheedy after starring for Clonoulty-Rossmore in their Tipperary SHC success last month, but his hopes of featuring for the Premier County in 2019 have been all but ended by this injury setback, which could sideline him for up to a year.

The Tipperary Star reports that Hammersley - a younger brother of 2010 All-Ireland winner Timmy - is the fourth Tipp player in five months to be struck down by the cruciate curse after Brendan Maher, Billy McCarthy and Mickey Cahill. 

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