Portsmouth striker Ronan Curtis has received operation to save a finger after trapping it in his front door.

The 22-year-old missed Pompey’s 32 League One win at Walsall on Tuesday following the accident and could be out for as many as six weeks.

“It was a bad accident, his finger had to be sewn back on after part of it was hanging away,” manager Kenny Jackett told BBC Radio Solent.

He also suffered the injury into the third finger on his left hand and it is presently anticipated to be pulled away from the Republic of Ireland squad for their an Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia later this month.

But Portsmouth hope a quicker than expected recovery might let him be fit with his or her final at against Sunderland on 31 March.

“It’ll hurt for him that sort of injury,” Jackett said. “The cosmetic surgeon has been doing an excellent job to help but he will see a professional on Friday and hopefully he can go from strength to strength.

“We’ve been touching the Republic of Ireland people told them of this situation.”


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