Cork u20 football manager Keith Ricken has been dealt a major blow to his sides hopes of reaching an All-Ireland final as confirmation that star attacker Conor Corbett has beem ruled out for the season with a cruciate ligament injury.
The Clyda Rovers man was forced off at half-time in their Munster final victory over Tipperary last Thursday,however a scan later revealed the extent of his injury.
Corbett had captained Cork minors to the All-Ireland title in 2019 and was in brilliant for for the U20s scoring 2-4 in their semi-final win over Kerry. A mercurial forward comfortable off both feet,calls had been coming for him to be elevated to the Cork senior panel.
Cork face Offaly in the u20 All-Ireland semi-final this Saturday but Keith Ricken will have to plan without his main man.