ALL IRELAND WINNER Peter Crowley will play no part in Kerry’s Championship campaign after a cruciate knee ligament injury suffered on club duty has ruled him out for the season.
Kerry defender, Peter Crowley.
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The 28-year-old has been an ever-present in Kerry boss Peter Keane’s plans this year and featured in all eight of their National League Division 1 matches.
The injury was sustained during Laune Rangers victory over Castleisland Desmonds on Sunday.
Scans on Monday also confirmed that the corner back had suffered a dislocated kneecap during the game.
Crowley has been at the heart of the Kingdom’s defence, helping Kerry to six wins in their seven league games.
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The 2014 All Ireland winner narrowly missed out on league success this year as Keane’s side suffered a four-point defeat to Mayo at Croke Park in March.
Kerry begin the defence of their Munster crown on 1 June when they face either Tipperary or Limerick in the semi-final.
The Munster final takes place on 22 June, with the Kingdom hoping to secure a seventh consecutive provincial title.
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