Given doubt for Septemer Euro 2012 games

Irish keeper Shay Given is a doubt for the upcoming European Championship games are damaging his groin in Saturday’s Premier League opener.

Given was unable to take kick-outs for new club Aston Villa towards the end of their scoreless draw with Fulham.

Villa manager Alex McLeish said on Monday that he hopes to know more about the extent of the players injury within the next 24 hours. With important matches against Russia and Slovakia just over a fortnight away it will be an anxious wait for Ireland.

“We’re hoping he’s okay,” said McLeish. “I need to wait and speak to the doctor, but within 24 hours is normally the time to tell.”


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