Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman will have surgery in Dublin today after suffering a broken leg last night, according to Sky sources.
Shane Long has backed Seamus Coleman to come back "fitter and stronger" after breaking his leg against Wales.
Republic of Ireland missed the chance to return to the top of Group D after being held to a goalless draw by 10-man Wales.
Republic boss Martin O'Neill said he was happy with his side's position in the group after Friday's draw with Wales.
Niall Quinn and Dean Saunders discuss Seamus Coleman's horrific injury in Republic of Ireland's 0-0 draw with Wales on Friday night.
Seamus Coleman has suffered a broken leg after a heavy tackle from Neil Taylor during Republic of Ireland's 0-0 draw against Wales.
Recap the action from Republic of Ireland's goalless draw with Wales in World Cup Qualifying as Neil Taylor is sent off.
Martin O'Neill has insisted his Republic of Ireland players must prove their World Cup credentials all over again.
A recap of all the action from Friday night's games, as 10-man Wales held the Republic of Ireland while Italy and Spain both won.
Seamus Coleman has challenged the Republic of Ireland to shackle Gareth Bale in the same way they did Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Euro 2016.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill refused to be drawn on how he will deal with the threat posed by Gareth Bale.
Martin O'Neill is convinced James McClean will be in the right frame of mind to tackle Wales.
James McCarthy remains with the Republic of Ireland squad as he battles to prove his fitness ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Wales.
Stephen Ward says injury-ravaged Republic of Ireland will not be short of confidence in against Wales on Friday.
The Republic of Ireland take on Wales in a crucial World Cup Qualifier on Friday, with Spain and Italy also in action - all live on Sky Sports.
Republic of Ireland centre-back John O'Shea has urged his teammates not to focus too heavily on Wales star Gareth Bale.
Roy Keane raised a smile when he offered a schoolgirl footballer advice on her future career at a Rep Ireland press conference.
Roy Keane says his Ireland players should enjoy facing one of the world's best when Gareth Bale and Wales visit on Friday.
Daryl Murphy is out of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Wales on Friday.
Martin O'Neill is confident he will still be able to field a competitive Republic of Ireland side against Wales on Friday.