KILDARE will definitely be without the services of Eamonn Callaghan for their Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter final against Offaly in O’Moore Park on Sunday, June 17.
The Naas club man travelled to the USA last week to undergo an operation on a persistent groin problem and will return home tomorrow (Wednesday).
Callaghan, pictured, travelled to the Pennsylvanian city of Philadelphia for the operation, which is only available in America. As a result he will miss the opener against Offaly, however their is positive feed back following the procedure and it is possible that he will return to action much sooner than the 7-8 week period initially indicated.
Meanwhile, manager Kieran McGeeney has injury concerns over his captain Johnny Doyle. The Allenwood man didn’t train last Sunday due to a quad injury, while Celbridge’s Ollie Lyons is also nursing a similar injury; Emmet Bolton was another who picked up a knock over the weekend.
Midfield man Daryl Flynn is also on the injured list as he is suffering from a groin problem while Sarsfields’ Gary White limped out of training on Sunday with a suspected dead leg.
With the exception of Eamonn Callaghan, the injuries aren’t expected to keep Doyle, Lyons, Flynn, Bolton and White out of the provincial opener in Portlaoise.