Christian Eriksen is unlikely to feature when Ireland face Denmark at the Aviva in the Nations League on Saturday.
Denmark manager Age Hareide told Danish TV station Canal 9 that the midfielder is struggling with an abdominal injury which could be a problem long-term.
"Christian has a problem with his abdominal muscle, and Tottenham have reported that it is of long-term nature," said Hareide.
It is doubtful whether we will bring him to Dublin and make him play. I do not think that Tottenham are particularly keen on that.
It has been a long time since he played a match. Against Cardiff, he was also out. It has been over a week and I know that he has known about (the injury) for a while.
Such an injury can be chronic, and it is true that Tottenham are worried.
The 26-year-old has played six times for Spurs this season. His last appearance was 16 days ago in a 2-1 win against Brighton.
Eriksen was not included in the Denmark squad when it was named last week. Though, at the time, Hareide did not rule out the possibility of him playing a part. That has since changed.
Saturday's game comes 11 months after Eriksen played a pivotal part in the Denmark team which hammered Ireland in the World Cup playoffs.
Ireland also face Wales at home in the Nations League on October 16th.
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