The Republic of Ireland have been dealt a huge blow ahead of this week's European Championship Qualifiers.
Evan Ferguson has been ruled out of both games with a knee injury.
The Brighton striker picked up the knock in the 3-0 win over Newcastle, during which the 18 year old scored all three goals.
It made him the fourth youngest player in Premier League history to score a hat trick.
A statement from the FAI read:
"Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson has been ruled out of the two UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers against France and the Netherlands."The Brighton and Hove Albion forward sustained a knee injury in the 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday. Ferguson reported for international duty on Sunday but after assessment from the Ireland medical team, Ferguson has been ruled out of both fixtures. "The rest of the squad will travel to Paris later today ahead of the match against France on Thursday, September 7."
Boss Stephen Kenny meanwhile is sweating on the fitness of John Egan - the Corkman went for a scan yesterday after picking up a knock in Sheffield United's draw with Everton.