Doyle to undergo scan on Achilles injury

Doyle to undergo scan on Achilles injury

Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle will today have an MRI scan in order to assess the Achilles injury he suffered in Saturday’s play-off semi-final first leg defeat at Burnley. The striker will be hoping the problem doesn’t affect his chances of featuring for Ireland in the upcoming Internationals against Nigeria and Bulgaria.
11th May 2009
The extent of the injury suffered by Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle on Saturday should be better known in the next couple of days as he is due to have an MRI scan today on the Achilles injury which forced him to limp out of the action five minutes before half-time in Reading’s play-off semi-final first leg defeat at Burnley.

Doyle landed awkwardly on his foot in the 1-0 defeat and needed to be substituted minutes later. He was forced to watch the second half of the game at Turf Moor from the dugout on crutches.

Consequently, the Wexford man is unlikely to feature for the Royals in tomorrow’s second leg at the Madejski Stadium and could be out for longer depending on the results of the scan.

The Republic of Ireland will prepare for their vital World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia on Saturday, June 6 by facing Nigeria in a friendly at Craven Cottage on Friday, May 29 and Doyle will be hoping his prospects of being available are not hindered by this latest injury set-back.