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Ireland In Arm Break?

Paul Lambert doesn't know the extent of Stephen Ireland's injury yet, but it's suspected he has a broken arm.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail before the player left in a sling, Lambert explained he would be going for an x-ray either tonight or tomorrow to determine the extent of the problem.

'It's his arm he's having a problem with at the minute. I don't know if it would be a fracture, that's the fear of it. I think there will be an x-ray and the doctor and physios will let me know what's happening.'

With everyone else starting to return to training it'll be a blow to Lambert if Ireland is going to be out for a period of time.

Stephen Ireland Forum Thread.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 22 2012

Time: 8:03PM

Your Comments

Uh ohhh :/....Gulp.
Greenslade92
i ve been watching or playing football for almost 50 years and I cannot recall any one incidence of anyone breaking their arm - not even Norman Hunter knew how to do that - can anyone remember him going to ground in the first half ???
malacaxeta
Stinks to me too, malacaxeta. I suspect yet another massive row at HT, fwiw.
badger0-0
***** Off Ireland, my patience has run dry.
Green Villan
malacaxeta you must be playing / watching a different game to me then mate. Never seen a player with their wrist in plaster? I've seen loads of arm fractures from falls and collisions
AVbornandbred
never see ireland fall in the match? how many times did ireland blocked a shot??? he was running around winning balls and breaking up soton's play. this is a massive blow
Gruck
Sorry to say to some.................the subs came on and Ireland went off............we was ok before this or maybe you watched an other game.Not saying he is the best but he gave a lot until we lost him......................Lambert got it wrong at half time....................
jasevilla
Ref arm fractures - examples would be nice. Never seen a player with a plaster on. no - I could be wrong but like the sharpened studs, they made that illegal. I tend not to watch them if theyre not on a pitch, working. That would be stalking. I said watching and playing......Google it. Ryan Giggs and Drogba in the last three years (dont follow them - and Giggs probably did his doing the sexgame) I think we should make goalies exempt - so that disqualifies Craig Gordon of Sunderland. By "fall" I meant arm breaking type fall. I rest my case.
malacaxeta
If he's out for a period, I think we'll miss him. We are far too lightweight still.
Pride of Lions
malacaxeta - re the armbreak example, i remember gazza breaking his arm on george boatengs head! Here is a link if you do not remember it, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sport/football/fa_carling_premiership/642993.stm I thought ireland played really well yesterday, loads of running and plenty of challenging this break could have happened at any point. hopefullky its not too bad.
villashark
Best footballer at the club, huge loss if he's out for a while.
magicmerson
I broke a bone in my wrist (the scaphoid), playing footie, some years ago. Typically you can walk around with it broken for about 2 weeks before you think ay-up there's something wrong with this, Then if you get it pushed in a particular direction it hurts like hell and off you go to get it X-rayed. This happened to me when I couldn't lift a full pint with my left hand. That was serious! I'm not saying this is what happened to Ireland (the pint bit might be true - they don't have oranges at half time, do they?) but just to point out that arm/wrist breaks are not always straight forward.
144wittonlane
We need him...he is our only centre midfielder with PL experience. Hopefully he'll be ok to play in a light cast. Westwood needs a month or two training with the first team but not playing to get himself upto spped with top flight football.
keithlees1978
The most talented midfielder we have. The second half was different without him, without doubt.
Villa_Grizzly
OK - just checked back this morning and I think I am still winning. Anyway to revisit what I actually said/asked -did anyone notice what may have happened ?? May not have been on camera so that question goes to the fans on the left of the screen. So off the ball ?? Maybe always off the ball ???? Was it John Terry in disguise ?????? And yes - I think he is the key player now and (worse) the players recognise that. Time to entice James Milner back to play alongside.
malacaxeta
agree Ireland played the best 45 mins I have seen him play for some time, was our best performer, his chasing and closing down was for once top notch
godplayed4villa
malacaxeta you should have stated that your playing rule only applied to premiership football. I watch footie at all levels and have played at a few very low levels. I've seen plenty of lower league players wearing casts and supports. Fracturing a bone in your arm is relatively easy to do, it can come from a fall, a collision or even being hit by the ball. As 144 said above it can seem nothing at the time. Unlike 144 though Ireland is a multi million pound asset and would have been looked at by medical staff if complaining of a pain or ache during halftime. What the rest of us would walk around with for days thinking it was a bruise, would be wrapped up as a precaution until it could be xrayed. Note it clearly wasn't a full break or anything serious as Ireland wasn't due for xray until today.
AVbornandbred
 

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