The Everton defender has missed the first four games of the new season with the Blues because of an ankle injury but resumed light training away from the rest of his country's squad yesterday.
He is reportedly responding well but James McCarthy continues to be monitored for the groin problem that kept him out of Ronald Koeman's squad against Stoke City last Saturday.
It is not clear whether or not he has undergone a full scan on the injury but he won't play in Ireland's friendly against Oman this week and is highly doubtful for the Serbia game.
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1 Posted 30/08/2016 at 08:24:54
Long term injury in waiting.
2 Posted 30/08/2016 at 09:01:40
3 Posted 30/08/2016 at 10:05:45
4 Posted 30/08/2016 at 10:13:03
5 Posted 30/08/2016 at 10:18:51
On another tack, the new manager of England has said he only wants players who are playing first team football... so how has Sturridge got in?
And now he is looking to bring in players who are able to obtain a UK passport... great incentive for our young players, I think not!!
6 Posted 30/08/2016 at 10:33:06
7 Posted 30/08/2016 at 13:03:21
'Light training' means he will play, get injured and be out for months. Seamus cannot possibly be match-fit, even if his general fitness levels are good.
Other clubs, and SAF in particular, used to withhold their fully-fit players (Giggs anyone?) Let's hope McCarthy's 'surgery' is a success and he can play on Sunday eh!
Send McGeady in a Seamus mask or is he not in the squad because he isn't injured?
8 Posted 30/08/2016 at 13:17:12
If I were a manager, I'd write 'no international football within a month of injury' into all my players contracts. Not the slightest bit realistic, but it should be.
9 Posted 30/08/2016 at 16:35:42
10 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:20:02
This is a chance for him to taste international football and can only he another positive in our productive start to the season. Hope he comes back unscathed!
11 Posted 30/08/2016 at 19:29:29
Seven days later why wouldn't he play?
Let the Everton physios have a look with their Irish counterparts and Seamus gets some much needed game time and another important player gets to play for his country.
12 Posted 30/08/2016 at 20:32:00
13 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:36:45
14 Posted 30/08/2016 at 21:47:29
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