WATERFORD HURLER WAYNE Hutchinson has broken a bone in his hand and will be out of action for up to six weeks.
The full-back only made his debut for Davy Fitzgerald’s men in the recent Munster SHC semi-final win over Limerick and had been pencilled in to start the upcoming final against Tipperary on Sunday, 10 July.
However, Hutchinson sustained a hand injury during Ballygunner’s Waterford Senior County Championship win over Passage. He immediately went for an X-ray and a fracture was confirmed.
Fitzgerald has a number of options to fill the Déise’s number three jersey in Hutchinson’s absence. Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh is no stranger to the position, while U21 star Darragh Fives and the fit-again Liam Lawlor could also come into consideration.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the clash will take place in Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh and has been pencilled in for a 4pm throw-in.