Robbie Brady insists he is fighting fit for Ireland's Euro 2016 campaign, despite suffering a strange injury scare.
Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady and Shane Duffy
Brady was forced to sit out several training sessions with Martin O'Neill's squad due to problems with back spasms, but he insists he is now fit and ready to make an impression on the tournament.
In explaining the scare, he told RTE Sport: “I was at home and I went to down to pick my little girl out of the bath and my back went into a bit of a spasm.
“Naturally at the time I panicked a little bit, I rang the doctor and within 24 hours it settled down a little bit so with a couple of days rest and back out training today, I felt great.
“I feel great, I’m ready to go and I’m ready for selection.”
Netherlands' Steven Berghuis and Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady in action
Ireland begin the tournament with a tough opener with Sweden in Paris on Monday, with O'Neill's men looking to set the record straight after a disastrous Euro 2012 campaign, which saw them lose all three games on their way to a crushing group stage exit.
Four years on, and Brady insists his side are already enjoying the buzz that comes with a major tournament, adding the team is eyeing up some positive results for their travelling fans to enjoy.
"It’s finally here and we’re all going to relish it and hopefully pick up some memorable results," he added.