Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is a doubt for the upcoming Premier League clash with Everton after suffering an abdominal injury on international duty. McNair, 20, went down with the problem in the 13th minute of Northern Ireland's 1-1 draw with Finland but remained on the pitch for the rest of the half, before being substituted in the 51st minute.
While the rest of the squad have returned home after sealing their qualification for the 2016 European Championship, the defender spent Sunday (11 October) night in hospital and will remain in Helsinki until Tuesday with the IFA team doctor, according the Irish Football Association's press officer, Manchester Evening News reported.
McNair has made just one appearance for United this season, but with Luke Shaw a long-term absentee and doubts over Marcos Rojo's fitness after he withdrew from international duty with Argentina, the United youngster would have likely featured on the bench for the trip to Goodison Park on 17 October.
Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick, meanwhile missed England's 2-0 win over Estonia due to respective ankle and groin problems and are unlikely to be risked in Monday's clash with Lithuania.
Despite their absences, England boss Roy Hodgson does not believe there any concerns over the pair returning to their club with knocks, telling a press conference last week: "From Michael's point of view and Manchester United's point of view the rest will do him good. I fully expect to see both Michael and Wayne Rooney 100% fit for Louis van Gaal next Saturday."
Elsewhere, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger missed Germany's games against Republic of Ireland and Georgia after suffering a hip injury in the build-up to last Thursday's match against Martin O'Neill's side. The 32-year-old did return to training over the weekend, however.