Sean Powter has learned the extent of the hamstring injury which forced him off in the second half of Cork’s loss to Tipperary in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening.
The setback is worse than first feared and it appears as though Powter will miss the remainder of Cork’s Allianz National Football League Division 2 campaign. A scan on the hamstring has revealed the damage is more severe than initially thought, The42 have reported.
The 20-year-old is set for an approximately three-month stint on the sidelines as a result.
Powter picked up the injury in the second half and was forced off in the 48th minute of his side’s clash with Munster rivals Tipperary.
The UCC student will also miss his college’s Sigerson Cup campaign as a result of the setback.
This news will come as a blow to the Rebels and new boss Ronan McCarthy, as the Douglas youngster has grown quickly to become an influential player for the county in recent times. He was a Young Footballer Of The Year nominee in November for his impressive performances throughout 2017 as well as a part of the Irish International Rules squad which travelled to Australia in the same month.
With high profile retirements in the shape of Michael Shields and Ken O’Halloran, while Eoin Cadogan has opted to join up with the Cork hurlers for 2018 instead of the footballers, the Leesiders are now set for a testing period over the next few weeks with league games coming up thick and fast, beginning with a trip to take on Down on Sunday.