Bad break: Stephen Ireland pictured with arm in a cast

The Aston Villa midfielder was forced off with an injury against Southampton over the weekend.

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ASTON VILLA MIDFIELDER Stephen Ireland is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering what appears to be a broken arm.

The Cork native, who last played for Ireland in 2007, was putting in an impressive display during Villa’s 4-1 defeat at the hands of Southampton on Saturday when he was forced off with an injury.

And while the club have yet to confirm that is in in fact a break, his partner Jessica Lawlor yesterday tweeted a picture of the 26-year-old with his right arm in a cast. She also revealed:

To all the ppl who have been asking abt Stephens injury unfortunately it appears to be a break and is in a cast at the moment.”

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