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REPORT | Dundalk FC midfielder to miss up to six weeks through injury

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Caoimhín Reilly

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Caoimhín Reilly

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REPORT | Dundalk FC midfielder to miss up to six weeks through injury

Dundalk FC midfielder Chris Shields. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Dundalk FC midfielder Chris Shields could miss up to six weeks with a knee injury.

Shields sustained the knock in Friday night's draw with Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium and went for a scan yesterday (Monday), with LMFM now reporting a month-and-a-half lay-off for the 28-year-old.

It comes as yet another blow to new Lilywhites head coach Vinny Perth, who already has to do without the services of key midfielders Patrick McEleney and Robbie Benson for a prolonged period.

Dundalk welcome Waterford FC to Oriel Park on Friday night searching for their second league win of the season, although they have begun the term unbeaten with a win over UCD and draws against Sligo, Finn Harps and Rovers.