Donoghue allays Canning injury fears

14 July 2017

Galway's Joe Canning with the Bob O'Keeffe Cup.
©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Galway manager Micheal Donoghue is confident that star forward Joe Canning will be fit for the All-Ireland SHC semi-final.

Canning withdrew late on in the Leinster SHC final win over Wexford with a knee injury and underwent an MRI scan to see the extent of the damage.

Rumours circulated within the county that Canning was a doubt for the semi-final after he missed Portumna's SHC clash against St Thomas' last weekend.

However, Donoghue revealed that surgery was not required and that a few weeks rest would solve the problem. 

“It's something Joe's had before and the anticipation is that after a couple of weeks rest and physio, he will be back training,” Donoghue told the Connacht Tribune.

There are also concerns over Daithi Burke (flu) and Cathal Mannion (ankle), but both are expected to return to training this week, having missed club action last weekend.