Micheal Donoghue has allayed fears that Joe Canning will miss the start of the 2018 Allianz Hurling League after the Hurler of the Year recently underwent keyhole surgery.
Canning missed last night's AIG Fenway Classic, having postponed knee surgery during the summer, but Donoghue is expecting him to make a speedy recovery. The Galway manager also expects All-Ireland winning captain David Burke to be available for the start of the new season after he took no part in the games in Boston.
"Joe had minor keyhole surgery a few weeks ago, so he's on the mend from that," Donoghue told the Irish Examiner.
"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."
The All-Ireland champions beat Dublin 55-39 in the first semi-final of the 11-a-side series before losing the final to Clare by 50-33.