Substitute Alan Judge turned the game for the Republic of Ireland but suffered a broken wrist in the final minute, after his wonderful free-kick set up Shane Duffy for the equaliser.
With the last play of the game the Ipswich Town midfielder tangled with Jens Stryger Larsen and fell to the ground, injuring his wrist.
Mick McCarthy and man of the match Shane Duffy paid tribute to the 30-year-old, who has had terrible luck with injuries - spending two years out of the game with a broken leg suffered two months before Euro 2016.
"Judgey came on and I think he changed the game. He has no luck, the wee man," said goal scorer Duffy.
McCarthy also lamented the former Brentford playmaker's run of injuries and praised his brief, crucial cameo.
"I feel sorry for him. If he didn’t have bad luck he wouldn’t have any luck at all. His delivery for the goal was just fabulous, and if you get deliveries like that on big Duffy’s head he is going to score."
The FAI told RTÉ Sport that Judge would undergo surgery on the injury.