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Ryan expected to be fit by Sunday

Waterford attacker Thomas Ryan is expected to be fit for the All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Tipperary on Sunday.

Ryan missed Waterford's three earlier championship outings against Clare and Cork (twice) because of an ankle injury sustained in the Munster U21 semi-final against Cork in early June.

"It's great to have Thomas back and he offers us some serious pace in the forward line," said selector Padraig Fanning.

"He tore ankle ligaments on the Wednesday night before we played Clare in the championship - we've been without him since.

"Over the next week or so, we'll be having a number of practice games among ourselves, and we'll be monitoring the form of the players in those very closely indeed."

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