Finn injury blow for Limerick hurlers

Sean Finn who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

A REOCCURRENCE of a dreaded ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury has ruled four-time Limerick All-Star defender Seán Finn out of the remainder of the 2023 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

The 27-year-old felt his left knee buckle in the closing stages of the opening half of the bank holiday weekend loss to Clare at the Gaelic Grounds. He didn’t reappear for the second-half, and the Bruff ace received the heart-breaking results of a scan mid-week. 

In a brief statement, the Limerick selection committee said: “The Limerick senior hurling management wish to confirm this evening that Seán suffered an ACL injury on Saturday evening last that will rule him out for the remainder of the season.”

It added: “We wish Seán the very best in his recovery and assure him of our fullest support and expertise on that journey.”

It is the second time that Finn has succumbed to the dreaded ACL injury; his first one occurred while on Fitzgibbon Cup duty for UL against Mary Immaculate in 2016. This delayed his inter-county senior debut until the following year and since ’17, Finn has played in 65 competitive matches with Limerick across league and championships. 

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Na Piarsaigh’s Mike Casey replaced Finn at the weekend.