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Joey O'Brien

28-Year-Old Defender     West Ham United  Premier

Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  February 17, 1986    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  154 lbs    

September 5, 2014    Joey O'Brien News

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O'Brien continues to battle the same issues he's been having in his knee and won't be able to play in Ireland's European qualifying match against Georgia on Sunday as a result, HITC Sport reports.

O'Brien's knee problems have seemed minor throughout their entirety, but they've continued to linger making him unavailable for Ireland this weekend. Because of this, he'll likely have a late fitness test for West Ham's match against Hull City on Sept. 15.

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Joey O'Brien: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 22, 2014

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O'Brien is dealing with a minor knee injury that is leaving his status for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace up in the air, the Daily Star reports.

O'Brien dealt with a dislocated shoulder last season and his injury woes have continued into 2014-15. While his knee injury isn't as serious as the shoulder injury last year, the 28-year-old should be a late fitness test against Crystal Palace.

April 19, 2014

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O'Brien, who has been out since the end of January with a shoulder injury, was available off the bench Saturday against Crystal Palace.

O'Brien last played on January 29, but missed out since then with a dislocated shoulder. He has slowly made his way back, although a run of starts at the end of the season is unlikely.

January 30, 2014

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O'Brien suffered a dislocated shoulder during Wednesday's scoreless draw at Chelsea and he could miss up to three months of action, the Daily Mail reports.

O'Brien landed awkwardly after being pushed by Chelsea defender Gary Cahill and will now miss considerable time with the injury.

August 29, 2013

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O'Brien picked up a yellow card during last Saturday's 0-0 draw with Newcastle United. It is O'Brien's first yellow card of the season.

O'Brien has provided good fantasy value by picking up two clean sheets through two games. He has, however, not taken any shots to date this season.

November 20, 2012

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Joey O'Brien started and scored his first-ever Premier League goal to equalize against Stoke City on Saturday.

The goal was a tide-turner, coming right after the break and encouraging West Ham to keep their foot on the gas trying for the winner. They failed to find it, but the youngster's goal rescued a point that they'll need with top-table opponents like Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea up next.