Republic of Ireland and Portsmouth striker Ronan Curtis says he was in danger of losing his finger after he suffered a freak accident during the week.

Curtis was leaving his home to join up with his Portsmouth teammates for a League One game when his finger got caught in a door due to a gust of wind. He subsequently missed out on the 3-2 win away to Walsall. 

The former Derry City striker, who needed surgery after the incident, is likely to be sidelined for the next four to six weeks.

"I was leaving to go to the away game on Tuesday night and I caught it in the door, and ripped half my finger off," he told RTÉ Sport at the '3' FAI International Awards where he was named the 2018 U21 International Player of the Year.

"There was a danger [I was going to lose my finger], but it's good, they've done a good job on it and hopefully I can get back fit and well.

"[They were] luckily able to save it and they stitched it up well."

Curtis went onto explain that he cannot train "for three weeks" but is relieved that he will recover from the injury.

The promising youngster has been included in Mick McCarthy's finalised squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.