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Foley out of Estonia games after surgery

Published 21/10/2011 | 08:07

Kevin Foley will miss Ireland's Euro 2012 play-offs against Estonia after undergoing surgery on his ankle that will keep the Wolves full-back out of action for up to eight weeks.

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Foley was forced to go under the knife to address a long-term problem, which got worse at the start of the season. He required an operation to repair loose cartilage.

"I'd been struggling with the ankle on and off during last season and I couldn't move as freely as I wanted," Foley said.

"You end up offloading onto the other leg, which can then cause more problems, and the way I felt just wasn't any good to anybody.

"We tried different options such as injections and seeing different specialists, but we always knew that the last option was surgery.

"That's something you never really want do to, but it got to the stage where it was needed and the operation has gone well."

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