Nemo Rangers manager Larry Kavanagh has confirmed that Paul Kerrigan does not require knee surgery.
The Cork star tore his posterior cruciate ligament in the closing stages of last Sunday's Munster club SFC final victory over All-Ireland champions Dr Crokes, but won't need to go under the knife. However, his participation in next February's All-Ireland semi-final against Slaughtneil is still far from certain.
"Whether the rehab takes six, eight or 10 weeks is almost impossible to say at this stage," Kavanagh told the Irish Examiner.
"The break will do Paul good and, hopefully, he can get it right. In fairness to him, he's gone about it very fast in terms of getting the scan, results and seeing what needs to be done."