Ger Aylward set to miss Kilkenny's entire All-Ireland campaign

It is a blow for Brian Cody

Ger Aylward set to miss Kilkenny's entire All-Ireland campaign

Kilkenny's Ger Aylward celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny look set to be without Ger Aylward for a long period of time.

It has been confirmed that the All Star forward damaged his cruciate ligament during last Sunday's All Ireland junior club semi-final for his club Glenmore and he is now a doubt to feature in the Cats' All Ireland title defence

The 23-year-old made his senior inter-county debut in 2013 and contributed three points to Kilkenny's cause in last September's All-Ireland final win over Galway.