There are reports today that Shay Given could be out for 6 weeks or even for the rest of the season.
Shay Given – could be out for the season
Of course Shayâ€™s groin injury flared up again at the weekend, and not for the first time in the last 18 months the Irishman had to be replaced during the game by Steve Harper.Â As usual Steve came in and played very well in the second half for the team on Saturday.
Shay will see a specialist this week and if an operation is needed it seems best to have the surgery be done now, so that Shay will be ready to go for next season.
If an operation isnâ€™t necessary it may be that rest is what is prescribed by the specialist, and it seems like a long rest may do the trick. But it doesnâ€™t work to keep coming back and having the groin go again, and now is the time to fix Shay’s groin once and for all.
Either an operation now, or an extended rest may well be what is prescribed and that being the case, we could well see Harper in goal for an extended period. Â Maybe even till the end of the season.
For Shay Given, we think that would be the right course of action, and it will give him a chance to once and for all get over his chronic groin injury.
What do you think?