Cork’s hurlers have lost both of their opening Allianz league games and things have gone further downhill for the side with the news that Colm Spillane will be out for the remainder of the season due to a cruciate ligament injury.
According to the Evening Echo, the 22-year-old underwent an MRI scan on Monday after coming off injured in the 48th minute of Saturday’s 0-20 to 1-14 defeat to Waterford.
This is a devastating setback for the Castlelyons youngster, as he has only recently broken into the first-team at senior level. But Cork boss Kieran Kingston believes that due to the player’s youth he is likely to come back “stronger than ever”.
“The injury is similar to the one Christopher Joyce sustained last year and all we can do now is give Colm every support during his stay on the sideline and welcome him back when the time comes again,” said Kingston.
Spillane himself expressed a positive attitude in the face of this news, as he tweeted a message to followers thanking them for their support and assuring them that he would be doing everything within his power to return soon.
Overwhelmed by all the support from everyone over the last 24 hours! Looking forward to starting the rehab and getting back ASAP! ?
— Colm Spillane (@ColmSpillane1) February 23, 2016