Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad to face the Czech Republic next week because of a knee injury.
Gibson, who joined Everton from Manchester United in January, had been included in Giovanni Trapattoni's 26-man squad for the friendly at the Aviva Stadium, along with Toffees' team-mates Seamus Coleman and Shane Duffy
However, Premier League side Everton have announced Gibson sustained a knee injury in training and although the seriousness is yet to be determined, the 24-year-old will not be available for international duty on February 29.
Gibson's injury is a worry for Everton boss David Moyes although the club do not have a game until March 3 when they travel to QPR given their scheduled clash against Liverpool this weekend will be played at a later date due to the Reds' participation in the Carling Cup final against Cardiff.
Gibson has played seven games for Everton since joining the club from United and he is yet to taste defeat with his new club.