Canning hopeful of a return to fitness for Championship

Joe Canning expects to be match for Galway’s Leinster SHC semi-final in opposition to Antrim or Dublin on July 3 regardless of struggling a thumb harm.

An outdated ligament drawback that flared up final week, Canning is sporting a protecting splint and can be recovering from bruised ribs sustained within the Division 1, Group A win over Waterford final Sunday week.

“I received a scan the opposite day and there may be an outdated fracture and I didn’t realise I had a fracture in it from earlier than,” he mentioned of his proper thumb at All-Ireland SHC affiliate sponsors Bord Gáis Energy’s launch of GAAGAABox. “It’s weak on the ligaments so it’s solely to relaxation it up for 2 weeks after which again at it once more.

“I’ve bruised ribs as properly from early on within the sport. That’s truly worse than my thumb so it’s been fairly onerous to sleep with bruised ribs the previous few days and stuff like that. So I’m fairly bruised over the past match.” 

Speaking final 12 months, Canning mentioned he would by no means be 100% proper once more after a sequence of accidents however the 32-year-old is in any other case in good condition. “I’m feeling fantastic. I suppose I haven’t actually performed an excessive amount of within the final in all probability 12 months or two years if you truly look again on it.

“Like, solely final 12 months, what did we play within the league, 4 video games or no matter it was. The 12 months earlier than that, 2019, didn’t actually play a complete pile, 20 minutes Championship. So yeah, the previous few years, not likely a complete pile so I’m not too dangerous truly for the time being.

“You’d like to play as many matches as you’ll be able to, and particularly the weekend simply gone – you’d have cherished to get one other match in earlier than Championship in three weeks’ time.”

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