Harry Arter set to miss Euro 2016 after leaving Ireland camp

Update 7.25pm Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has revealed that Harry Arter has left the squad to have a check-up on his thigh injury.

He will be in touch with Arter after tonight’s game and before naming his final squad at 11pm.

Original story: Harry Arter has left the Ireland camp due to an injury and his chances of making Euro 2016 may be over as a result, writes Stephen Barry.

Arter earned only his second Ireland cap against Holland last Friday but put in a man-of-the-match performance to boost his chances of making Martin O’Neill’s 23-man squad.

Harry Arter set to miss Euro 2016 after leaving Ireland camp

However the Bournemouth midfielder pulled up with a thigh injury during a training session at Turner’s Cross yesterday.

Robbie Keane also sat out that training session after picking up a calf injury on Saturday.

O’Neill said yesterday that: “You don’t mind taking a risk with one or two. You don’t want a host of players going in where fitness is definitely a concern.”

The Ireland manager has until 11pm tonight, 90 minutes after the final whistle against Belarus, to submit his finalised squad for Euro 2016.

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