Wes Hoolahan is expected to miss out on the Republic of Ireland's European Championship qualifier with Scotland next month.

Scans have confirmed that the former Livingston midfielder has suffered ankle ligament damage and it is now unlikely that he will be available to play for his country at Celtic Park.

Hoolahan was forced off after 58 minutes of Norwich City's 1-0 defeat by Fulham on Saturday and it is understood that he will be sidelined for several weeks. The Irishman had started for his national side in the win over Gibraltar earlier this month.

"Obviously there's damage in there," said Neil Adams, the Norwich head coach. "He has injured himself but in terms of putting a timescale on it, I think that will only be determined in the next two or three days when the medical people have got together and decided just how bad it is.

"We know what type of injury it is, Wes has damaged a ligament in his ankle. We'll seek the advice from the experts. You could tell straight away that Wes knew he had done something to his ankle. But he said that he thought it would feel worse than it did, which is positive news."