Tipperary football manager Liam Kearns has confirmed that he will be without ace attacker Michael Quinlivan until “the tail end” of his side’s league campaign.
The Premier men are still seeking their first win in Division 2 after the opening two rounds, as they get set to host competition favourites Donegal this weekend, and will have to do so without the services of their 2016 All Star sharpshooter.
Along with the Clonmel Commercials clubman, Kearns has also been dealt a fresh blow with the news that goalkeeper Evan Comerford is set for a spell on the sidelines following the knock he picked up in the recent draw with Fermanagh.
"We're looking at five to six weeks so hopefully he'll be back for the tail end of the league," Kearns is quoted saying by the Irish Independent.
"There are no easy games in this division and they keep coming. We have nine players out and it looks like Evan Comerford is in big trouble now as well. I think it's his quad, groin or both, so he'll be out for a while."