The Faithful county has lost a number of players to serious injuries in the last number of weeks.
Offaly hurling resembles something more akin to a hospital rather than an inter county panel according to their manager Johnny Kelly.
It comes as in the last week news has emerged that Belmont's Oisin Kelly, Shamrock's Padraig Cantwell and Ross Ravenhill of Durrow have all suffered major injury setbacks.
Ravenhill suffered a broken ankle last time out against Kildare, while Cantwell and Kelly are out with long term knee injuries.
Chairperson of Offaly GAA, Brian Duignan is saying that cruciate injuries appear to be out of control with GAA players at the moment.
Speaking after their home draw against Kildare consigned them to a semi-final against Kerry this weekend, Johnny Kelly says the absentees are difficult to deal with: