Entertainment or media industry staff are most likely to cry off
, with only 28 per cent avoiding a day off in 2008.
Frank Lampard is the latest big name to cry off
from tomorrow's England friendly against Germany.
The first Monday in February is known as National Sickie Day, with surveys claiming 300,000 will cry off
at a cost of millions to the economy.
Ronan Sweeney was expected to make his first appearance of the season but had to cry off
after suffering a split lip that required seven stitches.
Yesterday Damien Duff was the latest senior player to cry off
for tonight's friendly with Holland due to a tight groin.
Maggie was in tears as it looked like she would have to cancel - 80 of her 100 guests were forced to cry off
The Irish skipper has shrugged off rumours that an ankle injury will force him to cry off
from Ireland's most important game in years.
Although Newcastle keeper Shay Given is also ruled out through injury and Rory Delap is expected to cry off
due to a tendonitis problem, McCarthy had better news this weekend as none of his other senior players suffered injury.
Several panel members have been forced to cry off
because of injury, illness and unavailability.
PADDY CHRISTIE has become the latest Dublin defender to cry off
of their Championship preparations through injury.