The defender was forced off due to injury while in action for Brighton and Hove Albion.
Shane Duffy has been a mainstay of the Republic of Ireland side’s World Cup qualifying campaign alongside Ciaran Clark in the heart of central defence. The duo were instrumental in sending their nation to the World Cup play-offs, having kept a clean sheet away against Wales last week.
The Derryman has been similarly influential at club level.
However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Uwe Hunemeier in the 73rd minute due to what looked to be a groin problem, raising concerns over his availability for the play-off games being played between the 9th and 14th of November.
Speaking after the game though, Duffy was hopeful that he would be able to return to action in time for the visit to West Ham in just five days time.
“I felt my groin, and it was probably just too sore at the time to continue,” he told BBC Sussex.
“I didn’t want to make the team play any worse by staying on and not playing to my full potential. It wasn’t [the clash with Jordan Pickford], I was running back and just felt a bit tight. Hopefully, touch wood, it’ll calm down and I’ll try my best to be available for Friday.”
This prognosis comes as a massive sigh of relief for the boys in green nationwide, given the initial fears of a more lengthy lay-off.