ROBBIE KEANE may miss Ireland’s crucial Euro 2012 qualifier at home to Macedonia next month.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s skipper has been ruled out for six weeks with a torn calf muscle and is now a major doubt for the March 26 fixture.
Newly arrived from Spurs in January, Keane was taken off after 76 minutes of West Ham’s 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham City on Sunday.
Keane had made his debut for the club last week, playing 84 minutes of the 3-1 win at Blackpool, a game in which he contributed a goal.
Ireland warmed up for the vital game with Macedonia with a 3-0 win over Wales in the Carling Nations Cup opener on Tuesday.
Macedonia, were beaten 1-0 by Cameroon, meanwhile.
Is this a major set-back for Trap’s plans? Who would you play up front?