Steven O’Brien may return for the Tipperary footballers sooner than expected.
The Ballina man suffered a hamstring injury against Cavan.
It was originally feared that O’Brien would miss the remainder of the league but manager David Power is now hopeful he will have his vice-captain back for the Offaly game on March 18th.
Meanwhile, the Tipperary manager is also hoping forward Mikey O’Shea will be recovered from a hamstring injury in time for Sunday’s game against Fermanagh.
Conall Kennedy is not expected to return from injury before the end of the league.
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