2018 World Cup: Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans in play-off injury scare

Jonny Evans was replaced during the first half of West Brom's defeat at Southampton on Saturday
Jonny Evans was replaced during the first half of West Brom's defeat at Southampton on Saturday

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans is in a race for fitness ahead of the World Cup play-off against Switzerland.

The West Brom centre-half came off in the first half of Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Southampton with a groin injury and will have a scan on Sunday.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis said: "obviously everyone in Northern Ireland will be concerned about Jonny, and we are a little bit concerned".

Northern Ireland face the Swiss in a two-legged play-off next month.

Manager Michael O'Neill will be sweating on the results of the scan with the first leg in Belfast on Thursday 9 November just 19 days away.

The second leg in Basle is on Sunday 12 November.