Kerry's Colm "Gooch" Cooper needs surgery for serious eye injury
By: Declan O'Kelly | Published Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:01 AM | Updated Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:01 AM
Kerry's preparations to defend their All Ireland title took a knock with the news news that star forward Colm 'Gooch' Cooper will need surgery on the eye injury he suffered in the NFL Division 1 game against Monaghan on Sunday.
The Kingdom's talisman shipped a blow to his right eye six minutes into the game, and will go under the knife Tuesday.
The Dr. Crokes star has a torn duct in his right eye, and he could miss Kerry's opening championship game against Tipperary on May 23.