Date: 8th June 2016 at 6:47am
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AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter was disappointed to miss out on the UEFA European Championships with the Republic of Ireland.

Arter was left out of the squad by manager Martin O’Neill after he suffered a thigh injury, missing out on the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Belarus.

He had already played through the pain barrier against the Netherlands, where Arter was named man of the match in a 1-1 draw.

The injury set back is yet another disappointing on the pitch blow for Arter, who over the past 12 months has also struggled with hip and Achilles problems.

Arter told

‘…I suffered the injury the day before the friendly, I just kicked a ball in training and felt my quad go.

‘But I didn`t want to say I was injured, I wanted to prove myself so I strapped it up so tight and took painkillers, praying it would go away.

‘I did feel better after the game, but when I trained on the Monday it was quite apparent I wouldn`t be fine. As soon as I went for the scan I knew I wouldn`t make it.

‘I couldn`t go to the tournament with an injury, professionally, it would have been unfair on the squad, the manager and there would be no point as I wouldn`t be doing myself justice. It was tough to take.”

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The Alchemist said…

The only nagging thing is if the injury to his thigh was caused by him compensating for his other more long term issues he has prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

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