Tuesday 17 September 2019

Facial injury rules Matt Doherty out of games with Northern Ireland and Denmark

Matt Doherty
Matt Doherty
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Wolves defender Matt Doherty is out of the Republic of Ireland's clashes with Northern Ireland and Denmark through injury.

The full-back suffered a facial injury after being caught by an elbow during his club's Premier League draw with Arsenal and was sent to see a specialist.

He did not meet up with the rest of the Ireland squad on Sunday and now the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed he will not be available for either Thursday's friendly against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium or Monday's Nations League trip to Aarhus.

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