Belfast Telegraph

Euro 2016: Thumbs up from Kyle Lafferty after injury all clear at Northern Ireland Euro training camp

By Steven Beacom in Lyon

Northern Ireland star Kyle Lafferty has reassured fans he will be on the pitch on Sunday after overcoming an injury scare that could have put the striker out of the Euro 2016 finals.

Lafferty hobbled away from training in pain after suffering a twist of his groin yesterday.

The Northern Ireland medical team evaluated the issue this morning before deciding when Lafferty could return to training.

Lafferty took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to say he was back on the pitch training and was ready for Sunday's opener against Poland.

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Immediately after the incident manager Michael O'Neill declared that the problem wasn't serious, much to the delight of Northern Ireland supporters who feared the worst ahead of Sunday's opening Group C clash with Poland in Lyon.

O'Neill said: "He's fine. We have no major concerns there."

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