Everton’s Seamus Coleman is set for a stint on the sidelines once again as it is revealed he suffered a broken foot against Wales.
It’s another injury setback for Coleman, who was out of the game for 10 months with a broken leg.
The news compiles what was a miserable international break for Ireland, who have seen reports of a bust-up behind the scenes emerged before they fell to a 4-1 defeat against Wales.
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has already expressed his desire to have the defender back in the squad as soon as possible.
He is a great captain, a really great captain. He is inspirational and obviously we hope he is back in time for the games coming up.
Marco Silva now has a decision to make within his defence, with injuries piling up at Goodison Park so early in the season.