Cork hurler Paudie O'Sullivan is undergoing an operation today following a nasty leg break when playing for divisional outfit Imokilly in the Cork Senior
Hurling Championship against Cork IT.
The 24-year old suffered a broken fibula and tibia during the game in Carrigtwohill last night and is ruled out of Cork's 2013 Championship campaign.
It is a major blow for both O'Sullivan and the Rebels squad who open their Munster Championship campaign against either Clare or Waterford on June 23 at the semi-final stage.
O'Sullivan sustained the injury after just seven minutes and was transferred to hospital by ambulance.
Cork IT were leading the game by 0-2 to 0-1 at that stage, with O'Sullivan claiming Imokilly's point before the injury, with referee Kevin Murphy subsequently abandoning the tie.