Martin O’Neill’s plans for the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Wales were thrown into disarray this week with the news that first-choice centre back Shane Duffy suffered a broken metatarsal.
The 25-year-old Brighton defender was forced to undergo surgery to repair the fractured bone and he’ll be out for at least six weeks while he recovers.
However, despite the set-back, Duffy remains optmistic and the Derry native shared a photo of his freshly repaired foot this morning.
Successful op this morning all done! Thanks for all your support will be back in no time! Come on the lads tonight massive 3 points now 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/rqToXAbDka
— Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) March 7, 2017
“Successful op this morning, all done!” wrote the former Everton and Blackburn Rovers man. “Thanks for all your support. [I] will be back in no time!”