O’Dea returns injured

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane, speaking at this lunchtime’s Portman Road press conference, revealed that Darren O’Dea has returned from international duty injured.

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane, speaking at this lunchtime’s Portman Road press conference, revealed that Darren O’Dea has come back injured from his Republic of Ireland appearance.

O’Dea played for 67 minutes against Norwway, but has retuned to Suffolk with a tight hamstring.

Added to this, hamstring injuries will rule out Luke Hyam and Mark Kennedy for Saturday’s Hull trip, while Gareth McAuley (Achilles tendon) will remain on the sidelines.

There is just “an outside chance” that midfielder David Norris could return from an ankle injury, although that is unlikely.

Keane said: “Darren has come back with a tight hamstring. We only wanted him to play for 45 minutes, but he ended up playing 67. We will have to wait and see how he is.

“Gareth (McAuley) will be out for another two or three weeks, wile Luke will be out for four or five weeks and Mark Kennedy three weeks.”

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