Kilkenny Senior hurling manager Brian Cody is set to be without main attacker Ger Aylward for the 2016 year.
Aylward who had been playing club action at the weekend with Glenmore suffered a first half knee injury which is today confirmed to be an ACL injury.
Aylward who was forced off with injury in the first half watched on as his side completed a 3-10 to 1-11 win over Cork side Dungourney.
The All-Star was removed from the pitch with only 18 minutes played.
It is likely that the talented hurler will have to watch from the sidelines on All-Ireland club day on February 7th.