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Shay Given will sit out training for a few days after he picked up a minor knee injury

Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 11:06 | Comments

Shay Given picked up a minor knee injury in yesterday's training session in Malahide.
Shay Given picked up a minor knee injury in yesterday's training session in Malahide.

Shay Given will sit out training with the Republic of Ireland squad over the next couple of days after he picked up a minor knee injury on Monday.

After undergoing a scan, it was concluded that Given should sit out training for the next 2-3 days for precautionary measures.

Giovanni Trapattoni has also decided that John O’Shea is unlikely to play in Saturday’s friendly against Bosnia, but has confirmed that the Waterford man will be fit in time for Euro 2012. O'Shea is undergoing rehabilitative treatment on his ankle.

Meanwhile, skipper Robbie Keane was on the training pitch in Malahide with his team-mates for the first time this morning.

The 31-year-old striker flew in from Los Angeles on Monday afternoon and was among the squad for the early part of the first session of the day.

Keane, who is recovering from a minor hamstring strain, left early to return to the team hotel, but Trapattoni will be delighted to finally have him among the fold.

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