Shoulder injury rules Given out
Shay Given will miss the rest of the season and is a doubt for Ireland's opening European Championship qualifiers in September after he was carried off on a stretcher during Manchester City's draw at the Emirates last night.
Given was in tears as he left the field after he fell awkwardly. "I hope that it is a little injury but I don't know. Shay is in the hospital now and I don't know the situation," Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini said before confirmation came through that his 'keeper had suffered a dislocated shoulder.
Given, who had played every minute in the Premier League this season, will miss City's decisive meetings in the race for the final Champions League place with Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.
Given has received treatment for shoulder problems in recent years after suffering a similar injury at Newcastle.