Its not just Irish fans who are downbeat about the horrific injury that Seamus Coleman suffered on Friday night at the Aviva.
His club Everton will also be without one of their most important players until 2018.
The Liverpool Echo shared the story of 7-year-old Jake Livingstone who felt so moved by the double leg break his favourite player endured that he made him a card. It reads...
'To Coleman, I hope you get better soon. You're my favourite player.
'We will miss you so much and why does it have to be before the derby?
'Lots of Love. Your Biggest Fan. Jake Livingstone Xxxxxxxx'
This is nearly as touching as Shane Long comforting Coleman on the night itself. Lets all hope the recovery goes well and there is no doubt young Jake's gesture will help him along the road.