Republic of Ireland forward Jonathan Walters out until at least Christmas

Leslie Hanson
October 11, 2017

Burnley forward Jonathan Walters will reportedly miss more than two months of action with a knee injury, ruling him out of Republic of Ireland's qualification playoff tie for the 2018 World Cup.

The former Ipswich man is now taking part in a rehab programme and will definitely miss Ireland's World Cup play-off matches next month.

Burnley striker Jon Walters will be out of action until at least Christmas due to a recurring knee problem.

He has played just 27 minutes in the Premier League for the Clarets this season having made the move to Turf Moor in the summer.

The 34-year-old Burnley forward is now sidelined by a knee problem.

Walters underwent clean-up operations on his knee in March of last year and January of this year.

He was in the stands at the Cardiff City Stadium on Monday to cheer on Ireland during their 1-0 victory over Wales that secured O'Neill's men a play-off place.

The £3m capture, who was floored for a lengthy period during the tie following a collision with Richard Smallwood, opted to play on briefly before being replaced by Chris Wood.

The Republic of Ireland, managed by Martin O'Neill, will learn at next week's draw whether they will face Switzerland, Italy, Croatia or Denmark in the play-offs.

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