Scans clear Cox of break

  • Last Updated: September 13 2012, 9:03 BST

Simon Cox did not break a bone in his foot during Republic of Ireland's victory over Oman, scans have revealed.

Simon Cox: No break in his foot

The Nottingham Forest striker was helped off in the closing stages of Ireland's 4-1 win at Craven Cottage amid fears he had fractured a metatarsal.

But a statement on the Forest website confirmed Cox had suffered only "slight ligament damage".

The 25-year-old, who has scored twice since joining in a £2million move from West Brom last month, is likely to miss Saturday's Championship game against Birmingham.