Kerry captain Bryan Sheehan facing absence from the frontlines

Eamonn Fitzmaurice confirms injury

Bryan Sheehan, Kerry

Kerry's Bryan Sheehan ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Kerry captain Bryan Sheehan could be facing up to six weeks out of action with a hand injury.

Éamonn Fitzmaurice has confirmed that Sheehan hurt his hand during the Allianz National League win over Mayo and that the player had been sent to a specialist to confirm the full extent of the damage.

"It will depend on what the specialist says to him basically. It was from the throw-in that it happened, the ball broke away and he went to tackle and he just hurt his hand. It was the area at the back of his hand that got a jolt," Fitzmaurice told The Irish Times.

"It was tender initially but he got through the first half against Mayo, and he got it strapped at half time and he said it did not impact him at all in the second half. But we will have to see how bad it is."

Kerry are sitting third in the Allianz League Division 1 after five games.