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The FAI say that the Ireland captain's hamstring injury 'should be fine'

Updated: Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:30 | Comments

Robbie Keane is vital to the Republic of Ireland's hopes in Euro 2012
Robbie Keane is vital to the Republic of Ireland's hopes in Euro 2012

Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane is expected to join up with his team-mates tomorrow ahead of Euro 2012 after getting the all-clear over an injury scare.

There were reports that the 31-year-old was nursing a hamstring strain, and it was feared he may not have been able to train with Giovanni Trapattoni's squad in Malahide this week.

However, a scan has revealed that there is no tear and it is hoped the country's 53-goal record scorer will be able to go through his paces at Gannon Park before the Italian training camp in Montecatini next weekend.

A Football Association of Ireland spokesman said: "Robbie Keane's scan result came through today and showed all clear with no sign of any tear or blood.

"He will be assessed when he comes in and should be fine."

LA Galaxy striker Keane is due to meet up with his Barclays Premier League-based colleagues tomorrow as Trapattoni and his coaching staff begin their preparations in earnest.

The 73-year-old Italian welcomed the first wave of players - mainly those plying their trade in the npower Championship - last Thursday.

Keane contributed seven goals to the Republic's qualifying campaign and is a certainty to be in Trapattoni's starting line-up, provided he is fit.

Keane’s club LA Galaxy are due to play rivals Chivas in the MLS tonight and their website lists the former Spurs player as "questionable (right hamstring tightness)".

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