Colm Cooper is likely to miss the entire 2014 season after it was confirmed today that he ruptured his cruciate ligament in his right knee on Saturday.
The "Gooch" received the bad news in Dublin this afternoon after picking up the injury with his club Dr. Crokes at the weekend.
Cooper was injured as he kicked a 19th minute point, the eight-time All Star fell to the ground as he was sandwiched between two Castlebar defenders.
A statement released by the Kerry County Board read: "A scan in the Santry Sports Clinic today has revealed that Colm Cooper has ruptured his cruciate ligament. He will undergo surgery in due course."
"Kerry GAA wishes our Senior Football captain a full and speedy recovery."
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