“The doctors and surgeons are all very pleased with the way the operation has gone”
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill
“It will take some time to heal, it’s a double break but it has been pinned up now and screwed in. I know the doctors and surgeons are all very, very pleased with the way the operation has gone and now it’s time for recuperation.
“I saw him the evening of the injury, he was fairly groggy. It’s a devastating blow for the lad, he was having a phenomenal season at his club and a phenomenal season for us as captain.”
O’Neill admits no one knows how long the 28-year-old will be out of the game for.