Tuesday 17 September 2019

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans faces scan on groin injury

Jonny Evans limped off against Southampton
Jonny Evans limped off against Southampton

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will have a scan on a groin injury on Sunday.

The 29-year-old centre-half had to be withdrawn during the first half of West Brom's 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Saturday evening.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill will be sweating on the results of the scan with the first leg of their World Cup play-off against Switzerland just 19 days away.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis said: " Jonny's (injury is his) groin, so we're not sure until we scan it tomorrow.

"Obviously everyone in Northern Ireland will be a little bit concerned about Jonny, and we are a little bit concerned."

Northern Ireland face the Swiss in Belfast on November 9 with the away leg three days later.

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