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Surgery to sideline Hunt for two weeks

STEPHEN HUNT is set to undergo an operation on his injured groin in an attempt to get back fit for the Premier League run-in and Euro 2012.

The Wolves winger has been struggling with an injury in recent weeks and went for a scan on the muscle yesterday, having dropped out of training on Tuesday.

The news had prompted fears that the tenacious midfielder could miss the relegation battle, while it also raised questions about his ability to make the plane to Poland.

However, Hunt's brother Noel last night eased fears by tweeting that his brother is expected to return to action in less than a fortnight.

Hunt wrote: "A lot of ppl asking me about Stephen & his groin! He's having a small Op in the morning & will be back fit in 10 to 14 days max!"

The scan was Stephen Hunt's second in a fortnight but yesterday's news will come as a relief to Giovanni Trapattoni, who is expected to name him in his Euro 2012 squad.

Meanwhile, tickets go on sale this morning for Ireland's only home friendly before the Euros, against Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 26 at Lansdowne Road. Tickets are available from €20 for adults and €10 for children.

Irish Independent