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Injury blow for Ireland as Meyler is ruled out for the season

Martin O’Neill’s side play three games in June, including a World Cup qualifier against Austria.

David Meyler David Meyler in possession during Ireland's recent draw with Wales. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

DAVID MEYLER COULD be set to miss Ireland’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, 11 June.

As their battle to avoid Premier League relegation resumes against Stoke City today, Hull City have confirmed that the midfielder won’t play for the club again this season.

The Cork-born 27-year-old, who has played 28 times for the Tigers in all competitions in the current campaign, suffered a medial knee ligament injury in training yesterday.

Meyler has emerged as an important player for Ireland in this qualifying campaign. He delivered an impressive performance in November’s win away to Austria after replacing Glenn Whelan in the first half, as well as playing 79 minutes of last month’s draw with Wales.

Ireland’s home game against Austria in June will follow friendly fixtures with Mexico (1 June, New Jersey) and Uruguay (4 June, Dublin).

Hull haven’t specified the likely length of Meyler’s absence but the versatile former Cork City and Sunderland player has eight weeks to return to full fitness.

Since making his debut against Oman in October 2012, Meyler has been capped 19 times at senior level.

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