Tipperary manager Liam Kearns is hoping that some of his injured players return sooner rather than later.
The Premier County are decimated with injuries at the moment with Michael Quinlivan joining a long list of players on the treatment table following last weekend's Munster SFC semi-final defeat to Cork.
Now, Tipp must turn their attentions to the qualifiers and Kearns stressed to the Tipperary Star that they need some of their walking wounded back.
"With the shape we are in, if we have got to a Munster final we'd have found it very difficult. We just have to go and get players fit now for the qualifiers because we are like a small hospital at this stage," said Kearns.
"We just have so many players injured. Last year we went the whole campaign with the same players, but that's just the way it goes I suppose. It's a different story this year."