Cian will miss the opening Nations Cup shows of the current season due to a groin injury that will put him out of action for six weeks.
The injury, which developed at the three-star show in Eschweiler, Germany last week, has been diagnosed as a torn ligament.
Cian said this morning: “At my last show in Eschweiler I sustained a groin injury.
“I’d like to thank Helena Stormanns, show organiser, and the Allen family for their help both at the show and in pointing me in the right direction on the road to recovery.
“I was really looking forward to being part of the Irish teams at La Baule and Rome and indeed my GCL team Miami Glory in Madrid, but unfortunately under doctor’s advice it is best I miss these outings. I’ll now focus my efforts on getting my injury healed first and foremost, as well as coaching my students.
It’s far from ideal but it could always be worse!”