Ronan Curtis ruled out of European Championship qualifiers after losing top of finger in freak accident – Irish Examiner

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Republic of Ireland international forward Ronan Curtis has chopped the top off his finger in a freak accident and is now set to be ruled out of the European Championship qualifiers against Georgia and Gibraltar. Curtis got his finger caught in a door at his Southsea home when it was slammed shut by a gust of wind on Tuesday morning as he prepared to travel to meet up with his Portsmouth team-mates for the match at Walsall. The former Derry City forward has had plastic surgery to reattach the top of his finger but a swift return to action looks unlikely with Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett casting doubt on whether he will be fit for their Checkatrade Trophy Final against Sunderland at Wembley on March 31. Jackett said: "Ronan trapped his finger in the door, it is quite serious and needed surgery to stitch it back on. "It happened at home. It was windy down in Portsmouth believe it or not and the wind caught the door as he was leaving his house to meet up with us. "According to his mum, the top of the finger was hanging off and they sewed it back on with plastic surgery. ....

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