DONAL ÓG CUSACK faces a long road to recovery, having ruptured his Achilles tendon on Sunday.
But the Cloyne man reckons he already has one step done.
“Another step complete…discharged from ssc santry 2day, thanks 2 the staff there especially Dr. Éanna Falvey and surgeon Johnny McKenna…” the Cork hurling skipper tweeted this afternoon.
The Rebels talisman suffered the injury during his side’s National League semi-final win over Munster rivals Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Sunday. He now faces a season on the sidelines — and at 35 years of age, doubts have been raised about his long-term future with Jimmy Barry Murphy’s young side.
After the game on Sunday, JBM admitted Cusack urged his young team-mates to see off the Premier regardless of the setback.
“At half-time he said, ‘Go away and look after the players — don’t mind about me,” Barry Murphy told reporters, “Cork hurling is all that matters and drive on with the team.’”