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Paddy McNair finally home after extended hospital stay

Published 14/10/2015

Paddy McNair, number 17, was injured on Northern Ireland duty
Paddy McNair, number 17, was injured on Northern Ireland duty

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair has finally returned home from Helsinki after spending three nights in hospital.

McNair was injured in Northern Ireland's final Euro 2016 qualifier, a 1-1 draw against Finland, coming off early in the second half.

Injury list: Paddy McNair lies hurt during the game
Injury list: Paddy McNair lies hurt during the game

The 20-year-old, making just his second competitive international start, suffered bruised ribs and an abdominal injury while there were also concerns he might have damaged his liver.

While his team-mates flew home following on Monday, McNair was kept in hospital for assessment for two further nights with Irish FA doctor David White in attendance.

He was allowed to fly back to Manchester on Wednesday but is expected to face at least another fortnight on the sidelines.

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