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#Setback

# setback - Monday 18 September, 2017

Concern for Joe Schmidt as scan reveals Best's hamstring tear

The Ireland captain is in a race against time to be fit for South Africa.

# setback - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Massive blow for Barcelona as €105 million signing Dembele set for extended layoff

French international Ousmane Dembele was just 20 minutes into his first La Liga start when he pulled his hamstring on Saturday.

Tevez's battered Shanghai Shenhua 'just like Man United'

The 33-year-old climbed off the bench for the second half to score just his third Chinese Super League goal.

# setback - Friday 15 September, 2017

Rory Best on crutches as Ireland captain suffers injury setback in training

The hooker was pictured ahead of Ulster’s Pro14 clash with Scarlets.

# setback - Friday 8 September, 2017

Blow for Cork as nine-time All-Star ruled out of All-Ireland decider

Gemma O’Connor limped off during Cork’s All-Ireland semi-final victory over Galway.

# setback - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

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Lionel Messi may not be at next year's World Cup, as Argentina's qualification hopes suffer blow

Chile, meanwhile, are also facing an uphill fight to qualify.

# setback - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Santi Cazorla left out of Arsenal's 25-man Premier League squad ahead of 2018 return

The Spanish international has already been ruled out for 10 months since suffering an Achilles injury during a Champions League game against Ludogorets.

Disjointed Ireland have to settle for a point in Georgia

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Tbilisi ended in a 1-1 draw.

# setback - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Cunningham ruled out for 'extended period' just days after Ireland call-up

Preston’s stand-in skipper suffered an injury to his knee in Tuesday’s game against Derby County.

# setback - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Leinster centre set for surgery on ACL injury, Wallabies international handed debut

Tom Daly did the damage during last weekend’s pre-season game against Perpignan.

# setback - Monday 7 August, 2017

Thomas Barr withdraws from World Championships semi-finals

The Waterford runner cannot compete due to a vomiting bug.

# setback - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Ireland left with just 2 natural strikers after Ipswich star ruled out

David McGoldrick played the full 90 minutes of the Boys in Green’s 3-1 loss against Mexico last Thursday.

# setback - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Chelsea's Eden Hazard fractures ankle on international duty

Meanwhile, the Belgian star has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid.

# setback - Monday 29 May, 2017

Huge blow for Galway defender as scan confirms he suffered cruciate injury against Dublin

Paul Killeen will miss the rest of the season after Galway’s worst fears were realised today.

# setback - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad in latest blow

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United this season.

# setback - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Blow for the Lions as England star Vunipola forced to withdraw

The Saracens number eight requires treatment on a recurring shoulder injury.

# setback - Saturday 29 April, 2017

The season-ending injury which 'could have been a lot worse'

David Meyler will miss Ireland’s crucial World Cup 2018 qualifier against Austria in June.

# setback - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Injury blow for Ireland as Meyler is ruled out for the season

Martin O’Neill’s side play three games in June, including a World Cup qualifier against Austria.

# setback - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Barcelona suffer Neymar blow ahead of El Clasico

As well as the clash against Real Madrid, the Brazilian is set to be suspended for home clashes with Real Sociedad and Osasuna.

# setback - Monday 10 April, 2017

# setback - Friday 7 April, 2017

Ulster's Pro12 play-off hopes take a hit with Cardiff Blues draw

The sides played out a 24-24 draw at Kingspan Stadium.

Big blow to Liverpool's top-four hopes as Sadio Mane set for lengthy lay-off

Without their star attacker, the Reds have picked up just two points from four games this season.

# setback - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I did about everything I could' - Tiger Woods rules himself out of Masters

A 14-time major champion, the US star will miss the competition as he continues his recovery from a back injury.

# setback - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Dundalk dealt a significant blow as Benson is ruled out for up to two months

The 24-year-old midfielder will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in the defeat to Cork City.

# setback - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Tipp without key midfielder for promotion clash with Louth as red card appeal ruled out

George Hannigan was sent off against Offaly last Sunday.

# setback - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Worrying news for Ireland as Wes Hoolahan suffers injury

Harry Arter is also a doubt for the Wales game with a calf problem.

# setback - Monday 13 March, 2017

Cruel blow for Cork's Brian Hurley as he suffers another hamstring injury

The forward limped out of a club game yesterday.

# setback - Friday 10 March, 2017

Munster confirm double injury blow for Keatley and Saili

Both players sustained knee ligament problems during last weekend’s win against Cardiff Blues.

# setback - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Tipp manager Kearns in agreement with 'fuming' Longford supremo over postponement

Liam Kearns says that Tipp’s promotion chances have been ‘compromised’ by last Sunday’s controversial postponement of their scheduled game with Longford.

# setback - Monday 6 March, 2017

Shane Duffy out of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales

The Brighton defender fractured his metatarsal over the weekend.

# setback - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

3-1 down with four minutes left, Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid with crucial brace in thriller

Zinedine Zidane’s side also had Gareth Bale sent-off.

# setback - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Cruel injury blow for Irish underage international after Wolves breakthrough

Connor Ronan faces a spell on the sidelines with a back injury.

# setback - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

The Cheltenham injury crisis continues - favourite Thistlecrack to miss the Gold Cup

Trainer Colin Tizzard confirmed the news this morning.

# setback - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Blow for Connacht as Aki suffers setback in return from ankle injury

The 26-year-old may not be available for another two weeks.

# setback - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Injury rules Nottingham Forest's in-form Irish goalkeeper out for the season

“It’s a big loss to the club to lose someone of Stephen’s stature. We know how well he’d been playing for us.”

# setback - Monday 13 February, 2017

Another blow amid an indifferent season for Germany's World Cup hero

Mario Goetze has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Benfica.

# setback - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Frustration for Man United and it could've been worse as Hull's goalkeeper proves hero

Eldin Jakupovic proved the difference as Jose Mourinho’s side were held for the ninth time in the top-flight this season.

# setback - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Barcelona suffer title race blow in controversial clash

Real Madrid could move four points ahead of the Catalan side after the latter slipped up at Real Betis.

# setback - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Munster look light at loosehead with Cronin out for up to 8 weeks

Meanwhile, Dave Foley picked up a wrist injury in the Munster A game in Allianz Park on Friday night.

# setback - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Blow for Spurs' title hopes as Vertonghen ligament damage confirmed

The highly-rated Belgian international is expected to be out for around six weeks.

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