Cox sidelined for two months

Updated: Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 14:02

Republic of Ireland striker Simon Cox is facing a two-month spell on the sidelines after a scan revealed ankle ligament damage.

The forward was injured while playing for his club, Nottingham Forest, in the npower Championship on Saturday, after a challenge from Wolves defender and fellow international Kevin Foley.

Cox, 25, should be fit for Ireland’s next game, a friendly against Poland on 6 February in Dublin.