Widnes Vikings prop Eamon O'Carroll could miss three months

Runcorn and Widnes World: O'Carroll could miss three months O'Carroll could miss three months

WIDNES Vikings coach Denis Betts has revealed Eamon O’Carroll could miss the opening three months of the 2014 season.

The 26-year-old Ireland international prop forward underwent surgery on a tear in his shoulder last month and joins new hooker Liam Carberry (broken leg) on the long-term absence list.

Betts rates them both 'eight to 12 weeks minimum' from a return to action.

“Eamon knocked it in the World Cup and aggravated it again in a pre-season game,” said Betts at this morning’s press conference.

“It was quite a tough one to pick up on scans and we wanted to rehab him instead of operate, but it got to the stage that we had to operate.

“Eamon will play a massive part in the year, the quality player that he is.

“He just now needs to get himself right with enough of the year to go to give us a big lift.”

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