Big blow for Kildare as Ben McCormack ruled out for up to eight weeks

On the positive side, Chris Healy and Kevin Flynn return from injury

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Big blow for Kildare as Ben McCormack ruled out for up to eight weeks

Chris Healy back to fitness and available for Kildare for the weekend clash with Tipperary

Ben McCormack has been ruled out of Kildare last two Allianz Football League games with a hand injury that will require surgery.

The Sarsfields man was forced off against Meath in the first half of that loss in Navan, having scored a brilliant goal. It has now transpired that he will be out of action for up to eight months.

“Hopefully we get Ben back into action sooner rather than later; the main aim would be to get him back into action for the club championship and then for Leinster campaign" said Kildare manager Cian O'Neill this week.
On a positive front, both Chris Healy and Kevin Flynn, saw action against Roscommon on Saturday and came through unscathed.
Meanwhile team captain Eoin Doyle, Mark Donnellan and Cian O'Donoghue are all expected to be available for Saturday's clash with Tipperary.

Eoin Doyle and Mark Donellan were forced off against Meath, while Cian O'Donoghue who was hobbling at the end of that game, are also expected to be in contention for the weekend.

Paul Cribbin has had a bit of a set-back while Eoghan O'Flaherty and Conor Hartley are making good progress but none of the three will be available this weekend.