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Good news on Robbie Brady's injury ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers next month

Brady suffered a quad injury while playing for Norwich City on Saturday.

THERE’S GOOD NEWS on the injury front for Ireland player Robbie Brady after he limped off in the first-half of Norwich City’s game on Saturday.

Robbie Brady in action for Ireland against Bosnia last Monday. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Brady came off in the 12th minute at Carrow Road in a game where Norwich defeated Cardiff City 3-2.

The 24 year-old suffered a quad injury and there were concerns yesterday over the seriousness of the injury.

However Norwich manager Alex Neil revealed today that while Brady is a big doubt for tomorrow’s game against Wigan Athletic, he is not expected to spend a long spell on the sidelines.

“He’s a major doubt for tomorrow, but it’s that much better now that he could potentially be in contention. He’s a lot better than we thought, which is really positive news,” Neil told Norwich City TV.

Birmingham City v Norwich City - Sky Bet Championship - St Andrew's Norwich City manager Alex Neil Source: EMPICS Sport

“On Sunday, we had some concerns over him, but it was mainly where he got the knock rather than the extent of the knock.

“I think it was just a little bit of nerve damage, it seems to have settled down really quickly.”

It’s good news for Ireland that Brady has not suffered a major injury setback as it’s just three and a half weeks to Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday 6 October.

Ireland will then travel to Chisinau to face Moldova on Sunday 9 October for another match in Group D.

Before the Georgia game, Brady has plenty opportunities to get back in action. Norwich have five games in the Championship and a League Cup tie against Everton between tomorrow night and the Georgia game.

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