Given injury scare for Republic
Shay Given has handed Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni a Euro 2012 injury scare with a knee problem.
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Last Updated: 22/05/12 7:41pm
Shay Given has handed Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni a Euro 2012 injury scare after undergoing a scan on a knee injury.
The Aston Villa man was sent for tests after hurting the knee in training on Monday but is now only expected to sit out two to three days of this week's preparations in Malahide.
A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: "Shay Given picked up a minor knee injury in training.
"After undergoing a scan, it was concluded that Shay should sit out training for the next 2-3 days for precautionary measures."
The Republic face Bosnia in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon before heading off for their pre-Euro 2012 training camp in Italy the following day.
O'Shea not risked
However, while Given may yet appear in that game, defender John O'Shea is unlikely to be risked as he recovers from an ankle injury.
O'Shea has not trained fully since joining up with his team-mates as a result of the problem he aggravated in Sunderland's final game of the season against former club Manchester United.
However, Trapattoni remains confident he will be fit for the tournament, which gets under way against Croatia in Poznan on June 10th.
The spokesman said: "Giovanni Trapattoni has also decided that John O'Shea may not partake in Saturday's game against Bosnia for precautionary measures, but has confirmed that John will be fit in time for Euro 2012.
"John is undergoing rehabilitative treatment this week on his ankle."