The news will be a blow to Cheddar Plunkett ahead of the new season next month.
Cheddar Plunkett will be without one of the most prolific forwards in Laois when they get their league season underway next month.
Mark Kavanagh will be sidelined with a knee injury and won't return until 2022.
The Rathdowney-Errill was a leading figure for Eddie Brennan during the O'Moore County's run to the All-Ireland Quarter-finals two years ago.
Laois will return to the field on the weekend of May 8th/9th for the first round of Division 1B.