Waterford have suffered a huge injury blow ahead of the Munster SHC semi-final clash against Cork on Saturday week with captain Pauric Mahony ruled out for the remainder of the season.
The Ballygunner marksman reportedly picked up a knee injury during a recent challenge match with Wexford and underwent scans this week to determine the extent of the injury that occurred.
The Deise's worst fears have been realised after confirmation that Mahony's injury is a season-ending one. An update on the official Waterford GAA Twitter account this evening reads: "Pauric Mahony will miss the 2020 season due to a knee injury.
"Liam Cahill, his team and all in Waterford GAA would like to wish Pauric a speedy and full recovery."
Pauric Mahony will miss the 2020 season due to a knee injury. Liam Cahill, his team and all in Waterford GAA would like to wish Pauric a speedy and full recovery.— Waterford GAA (@WaterfordGAA) October 20, 2020
Mahony has endured a luckless run on the injury front since May 2015 when he broke his leg while on club duty with Ballygunner whom he helped win a seventh consecutive Waterford SHC title back in August.
Abbeyside's Conor Prunty will fill the Waterford captaincy void left by the absence of Mahony for the upcoming championship campaign.Tweet