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Euro 2016: Kyle Lafferty 'fine' after injury scare, says Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 07/06/2016

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty lies injured during a training session at the Parc de Montchervet, Saint-Georges-de-Reneins. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty lies injured during a training session at the Parc de Montchervet, Saint-Georges-de-Reneins. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during a training session at the Parc de Montchervet, Saint-Georges-de-Reneins. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty walks off injured during a training session at the Parc de Montchervet, Saint-Georges-de-Reneins.Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.
Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty lies injured during a training session at the Parc de Montchervet, Saint-Georges-de-Reneins. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Kyle Lafferty is expected to be fit for Northern Ireland's opening Euro 2016 game after a major injury scare today.

The striker took a knock after sliding in for a challenge during a workout on Tuesday morning.

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He was immediately taken away by assessment by concerned Irish FA staff.

However, manager Michael O'Neill later said he will be fit for Sunday's opening game against Poland.

O'Neill said: "He's fine, it was precautionary - there are no major concerns there.

"It was a little twist but on examination we don't expect any issues at all."

The 28-year-old cored seven times during the qualifying campaign

Northern Ireland kick off their Euro finals campaign on Sunday against Poland in Nice.

Immediately after reports of the clash circulated on social media, fans began posting the #PrayforKyle.

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