Mark Travers has been ruled out of Republic of Ireland's upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers with a fractured thumb.

The Cherries goalkeeper, 20, was hoping to make his international debut against either Denmark or Gibraltar next month, but has now returned to Bournemouth to undergo treatment.

Travers has shot into the limelight in recent weeks after being named man-of-the-match in his Premier League debut against Tottenham at the start of May.

He also featured in Cherries' final game of the season, a 5-3 loss at Crystal Palace, and was set to battle Middlesbrough's Darren Randolph for Ireland's starting spot.

However, following a training ground injury the goalkeeper has now left the international camp in Portugal after the results of an x-ray showed the damage.

Speaking to FAI TV, Ireland boss Mick McCarthy said: "It is an injury that Alan Kelly (goalkeeping coach) and the doc (Alan Byrne) has never seen.

"He's got a displaced fracture of his thumb.

"It's really sad for us because he's a great lad to have around the place and a good goalkeeper, but he's got to go back and get it repaired if he wants to be ready for the start of the (Premier League) season."

Taking to Twitter, Travers added: "Gutted to be ruled out of the two qualifying games. On the positive side I'll be ready and fit for the start of pre-season."