Shay's Old Injury Returns

Last updated : 05 February 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
The 74-times capped Given has been informed by his doctor this latest injury may be linked to the former problem.

Shay Given: "I had peritonitis when I punctured my bowel which drains your system and it takes a lot out of you. The doctor has said it might be best if I take a rest in the summer and then have a good pre-season to get my body strength back up. I don't think it will be a problem in the long run, but because the operation was such a serious one, he feels it drained a lot of the goodness out of my body. I now have to work on that, getting the right stuff into my body food wise, and training wise as well.

"It's okay actually. I don't feel it at all when I'm walking. All being well I'll be back in two weeks' time.
"I don't like missing any games, so my mind will be telling me one thing and my body the other, but to be honest I've not thought that far ahead."