Brady’s health concerns come before Norwich City’s promotion push

Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady waves as he is stretchered off during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qua

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Robbie Brady's well-being is far more important than his role in Norwich's Championship promotion push.

Brady struck a superb winner to sink Wolves prior to the international break but was then knocked unconscious in a sickening mid-air collision during the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifying win over Georgia last week.

Alex Neil will take no risks with the Dubliner for Rotherham's visit with Brady being carefully monitoring by the club's support staff.

'Making sure Robbie is functioning okay is my concern,' he said. 'He had a bad bang to his head and he has not done as much as we would have liked.

'That scenario goes beyond football for me. A kick to the ankle is about coming back fit but when you are out cold then it is a different level. He was in contact with me as soon as he got to the hospital that night. They released him in the early hours because they had to run through a variety of tests. The good thing is he remembers everything up until the head impact took place and then he can't remember anything until he got in the changing room. Sometimes it can be worse and you don't remember even starting the game.'


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Timm Klose was the other big injury scare from Norwich City international exodus, but the defender has been passed fit for duty after a minor ankle problem forced him off during Switzerland's win in Andorra.

'He got a knock but nothing more,' said Neil. 'It is common place in a game you get kicked but he has come through completely fine.'

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