Shane Duffy shares post-op picture from his hospital bed as he begins six weeks of rehab
Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy posted a picture from his hospital bed after going under the knife to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot
Duffy was injured late on in Brighton’s Championship defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday and he underwent surgery today, ruling him out for at least weeks.
Duffy’s injury is a blow for Martin O’Neill, who will name his squad for the crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales next Monday.
He tweeted today: "Successful op this morning all done! Thanks for all your support will be back in no time! Come on the lads tonight massive 3 points now"
Successful op this morning all done! Thanks for all your support will be back in no time! Come on the lads tonight massive 3 points now pic.twitter.com/rqToXAbDka— Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) March 7, 2017
Brighton are away to Rotherham tonight.
Robbie Bray will also miss the game through suspension.
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