THE injury sustained by Alan Cadogan in Cork’s heavy defeat by Tipperary in their NHL encounter at Páirc Uí Rinn was a major concern in the camp afterwards.
Cadogan was starting for the Rebels for the first time since last March, having injured his knee last spring. Manager John Meyler said they were going to have to assess the extent of the new problem.
“I don’t know, I will leave that to the medical people, Dr Colm and Dr Con and we’ll have an update on the injury from them this week.
“I don’t know if it’s the same leg that caused him to miss out last season but as soon as we know we’ll be able to assess the situation.’’
Cork’s third defeat in the competition decreed that they missed out on the knockout stages and the only game that remains for them now is a game with Kilkenny next weekend to determine which group both will participate in next season in a restructured format to the competition.
“It’s disappointing, two weeks ago we played Limerick and we put in a good, solid performance and then to follow that up with a disappointing, poor performance. The first 10 minutes I thought that we were going well, Alan Cadogan was sharp on the ball and we got a couple of scores.
“But after that Tipperary took over and really drove on and we just could not get back into the game. We just need to look at it, Bill Cooper was probably the only one that was powering into the game and showing the kind of competitive attitude we needed.”
Apart from Cooper, Conor Lehane showed glimpses of the form that made him one of the country’s best forwards not so long ago and his haul of four points from play was one of the few positives, while he also set up Aidan Walsh's goal.