Given worry ahead of Euro 2012

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Shay Given has given manager Giovanni Trapattoni an injury worry ahead of Euro 2012, with the Lifford native requiring a scan on a knee injury.

Shay Given has given manager Giovanni Trapattoni an injury worry ahead of Euro 2012, with the Lifford native requiring a scan on a knee injury.

Thirty-six-year-old Given was sent for tests after hurting the knee in training and is expected to miss the next two to three days of Ireland’s preparations in Malahide.

Ireland welcome Bosnia to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 15 days ahead of the Euro 2012 opener against Croatia in Poznan. Trapattoni’s other main concern right now is John O’Shea, who has an ankle injury.

“Shay Given picked up a minor knee injury in training yesterday. After undergoing a scan, it was concluded that Shay should sit out training for the next two to three days for precautionary measures,” an FAI spokesperson 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.’’