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Glenn Whelan joins Republic of Ireland injury concerns

Updated: Monday, 08 Oct 2012 10:35 | Comments

Glenn Whelan was taken off after 20 minutes of Stoke's game with Liverpool
Glenn Whelan was taken off after 20 minutes of Stoke's game with Liverpool

Glenn Whelan has emerged as the latest injury concern for the Republic of Ireland ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Germany.

The Stoke midfielder was substituted after 20 minutes of his side’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield today with a hamstring injury.

A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: "Glenn Whelan came off with a hamstring injury after 20 minutes in Stoke's match against Liverpool today.

"He will undergo a scan in Dublin tomorrow morning before any further decision is taken on his fitness"

James McClean and Sean St Ledger will also have scans at their clubs.

St Ledger is rated as "unlikely" to play, according to the FAI. 

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