Tipperary captain Conor Sweeney will undergo his knee surgery later this month.
Sweeney suffered a cruciate ligament rupture during the Premier men’s Allianz Football League opener against Down at the end of January and is facing up to a year on the sidelines.
The Ballyporeen clubman will be looking to guide Abbey CBS to the All-Ireland Senior B schools football title on Saturday when the Tipperary town school face Tyrone’s St Joseph’s Donaghmore at The Downs outside of Mullingar (1.30pm), before going under the knife on Thursday week.
“I’m scheduled in for an operation on the 23rd of March,” he told The42.ie.
“I’m doing a bit of prehab at the moment to get my leg in good shape and then I’ll be getting stuck into the rehab after the operation.
“You’re looking at probably a nine-to-12-month period before I’m back on the field, which is going to be early next year.
“It wasn’t something you’d ever want to happen but these things do happen and you just have to get on with it.”Tweet