McDonald injury rocks hurlers
Wexford's preparations for the Allianz Hurling League have been rocked by the news that star forward, Conor McDonald, has been ruled out of the opening two games, writes Brendan Furlong.
The Naomh Eanna attacker has sustained a broken thumb, an injury that rules him out of contention for up to six weeks.
As a result he will miss the opening game away to Limerick on Saturday, February 13, while he will also be unavailable for the second round clash with Clare in Innovate Wexford Park one week later.
McDonald had missed the Walsh Cup games owing to his college commitments when he assisted D.I.T. in the same competition, but it had been hoped that he would play a central role in these two huge opening round games.
His absence will now leave the No. 14 jersey up for grabs, with Liam Dunne no doubt looking at options when they his side plays Dublin in next Saturday evening's Walsh Cup final in Croke Park.
While McDonald will be an absentee for the opening league games, Dunne will be welcoming back Jack Guiney, Pádraig Foley, Eoin Conroy and Conor Devitt from colleges duty.