Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has pulled out of Northern Ireland's friendly against Albania on Wednesday.
Evans was returning home on Tuesday after taking a knock on his knee during the Carling Cup victory over Aston Villa on Sunday at Wembley.
The decision was taken when he was re-assessed on Tuesday morning by the Northern Ireland medical staff after missing training on Monday night. There was no improvement overnight and Evans will continue treatment at his club.
Manager Nigel Worthington has called up Evans' brother Corry, who is also a Manchester United player.
The 19-year-old is currently in San Marino with the Under-21 squad for a UEFA championship qualifier tonight and will join up with the senior squad on Wednesday.
Worthington is short of defenders as Aaron Hughes and Chris Baird have been rested, Gareth McAuley is injured and Shane Duffy has opted to play for the Republic of Ireland.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.