Arsenal have sent a message of support to Seamus Coleman after the Everton defender suffered a broken leg in Republic of Ireland's goalless draw with Wales on Friday night.
DIETMAR HAMANN took to Twitter to slam Gareth Bale for his unsafe tackle on John O'Shea that saw the Welsh superstar get a yellow card. That was successful. Naturally, when he realised everything that has happened, he was obviously very disappointed.
Referee Nicola Rizzoli had a big say on the first half and he was arguably the most prominent man on the pitch in the first 45, stopping play at every opportunity.
Wales begun the game on the front foot a series of early attacks, but Ireland broke up play well with a in midfield with Glen Whelan playing his part.
"Even the doctors and surgeons wouldn't be terribly sure [when he will return]", O'Neill told BBC Radio Five live, per the Independent. Sometimes there are complications and injuries can be more prolonged; other times it can be clean and clear sailing. Around the time that Martin O'Neill took over an Irish side (November 2013) bruised by the painful end of the Trapattoni era, Wales were also suffering: around that time the Welsh were on a run of three losses and a draw in four games, a tiresome 0-0 draw with Ireland in Cardiff the only time they avoided defeat.
"I saw him the evening of the injury, he was fairly groggy".
"It's a devastating blow for the lad".
The Ireland squad will resume full training at the FAI National Training Centre on Monday, 27 March in preparation for the "Three" International Friendly against Iceland on Tuesday, 28 March in Aviva Stadium.
Shane Duffy, Ciaran Clark, Wes Hoolahan, Harry Arter and Daryl Murphy are all injured and Robbie Brady suspended, while Everton midfielder James McCarthy is doubtful with a hamstring problem.
The booking that rules Bale out of Wales's trip to Serbia occurred in the 68th minute after he caught John O'Shea as he slid in to attack Chris Gunter's cross.
The fact that the television match director chose not to show a replay of the incident tells you everything you need to know.
He said: "That's not the way you want to come on. There's a lot of talk about Wales but I think they're going to be in for a game as well".