Hull winger Brady out for four weeks
In-form Hull City winger Robbie Brady is to undergo surgery on a hernia problem and will be unavailable for around four weeks, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
The former Manchester United youngster, 21, has already scored three league goals this season, including a penalty in Saturday's 1-0 win over West Ham United.
Brady stands to miss this weekend's league game with Aston Villa as well as the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifying double-header against Germany and Kazakhstan.
"It's actually a condition that we've been managing for around six weeks now," Hull's head of medical services, Rob Price, told the club website.
"Robbie has managed to play through that and been particularly successful despite being in a reasonable amount of pain.
"We had a sit-down between Robbie, the manager (Steve Bruce) and myself to make a decision on when it would be best to have the surgery and Robbie decided that he couldn't really continue to play with the pain he was having."