While Aaron Connolly has already put in some impressive performances for Ireland, it is slightly frustrating that we have not seen more of him in a green jersey.
There are a number of reasons for that. The Brighton striker has been forced to pull out of a couple of squads due to niggling injuries, while he also missed a couple of games during the international break last month after being deemed a close contact of a false positive coronavirus case.
Of course, all of this is completely beyond the player's control. He is not injury prone, but his couple of slight knocks have come at unfortunate times.
That hasn't stopped some questioning his long-term future in the game. In an article published on Sussex Live earlier today, it was said that Connolly could have an 'injury blighted' career.
This seemed an odd take, especially when you consider that the Irishman has only had a few short-term ailments during his young career.
The player himself certainly wasn't happy with the article, as he shared on Twitter.
😂😂😂 one of the worst articles I’ve seen in a long time https://t.co/s0epYO6sJM
— Aaron Connolly (@AaronConnolly_9) November 14, 2020
He certainly wasn't taking that one lying down. The 20-year old has not been shy in sharing his feelings online in the past, including after he was ruled out of Ireland's game against Slovakia.
Connolly will miss Ireland's upcoming games against Wales and Bulgaria, having picked up a hamstring injury in training earlier this week.
He will be sidelined for a total of ten days as a result, meaning he should be fit for Brighton's next Premier League fixture.