Dr. Muschaweck Works Her Magic on Given

Shay Given has been interviewed for the first time, since he had his groin operation at Dr Ulrike Muschaweck clinic in Munichbegan, Germany, last month.


Shay Given – feels he is over his groin problems

Shay was badly injured in September 2006 when West Ham striker Marlon Harewood collided with him at Upton Park, leaving Shay with a badly perforated bowel.

Shay was interviewed yesterday by the Evening Chronicle and was asked is he had fancied playing yesterday at the scene of his bad injury:|

“I would rather not.” “I have to move on and forget what happened at West Ham while looking at the bigger picture.”

“The collision seems like a lifetime away, but really it was only last season.”

The 31-year-old Irish star is reluctant to admit it, but the feeling among many, is that he never fully recovered from his initial injury.

Given continued:

“I was told in Germany there was still a lot of scar tissue following my first operation on my bowel.” “This has been hampering me and it could have been a contributing factor to why I have kept breaking down during the last 18 months.”

“But Dr Muschaweck has assured me she is confident that the operations have been successful and this is a huge weight off my mind.” “At the moment I am still on rehab work in the gym, and I’m feeling fine and a lot stronger.” “When manager Kevin Keegan said last week that I would not play again this season, there were no complaints from me.”

“Why risk anything and rush back for the sake of one or two games before the end of the season?” “Obviously, it is frustrating watching games, because I’m one of those guys who wants to play every game.”

“But now that I have had the operations, I feel that I can play for years to come.” “This was always going to be a quiet close season for me with the Republic of Ireland not being involved in the European finals.”

“But really, because of the time I have had off, I feel that I have already had my summer and close season.”

Dr Muschaweck is the world renowned surgeon who had Michael Owen back after just 10 days last year, and she has also operated on Alan Shearer. If she says it’s OK, you’ve got to be believe Shay is fully recovered now, and that’s just great news for both Shay and Newcastle fans.

But Steve Harper has been playing very well, to say the least, and Shay will know that he will need to battle for the first team jersey next season.

Kevin Keegan is right when he says that in Given and Harper he feels he has the best pair of goalkeepers in the Premier League.

Given added:

“I have to say Steve and the rest of the lads have been brilliant in the past few weeks, and this augurs well for next season.”

“Kevin Keegan is obviously the right man to manage this club and I am happy I will be there with him next season.”

Roll on next season, and whoever wins the number one spot next season, we know our goalkeeper will be a strength.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • reillers

    Apr 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Excellent stuff, about time.

  • hanzowen

    Apr 27, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Thanks God he’s getting well!~ yea Shay have your rest now. Sure it’d be good for us too in coming years.

  • ToonDaft

    Apr 27, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    fingers crossed, we need them both on song next season

  • rlw

    Apr 27, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #4

    harps will start bye bye given

  • Tooner

    Apr 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Enjoy your close season Given because I think one of you is gone either this season or next. We have too much young talent for an over 30 keeper to keep their place forever.

  • Leo

    Apr 27, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #6

    dr muschaweck just enjoyed playing with his balls haha. (take that anyway u want lmao)

    apparntly michael owen swears by her skills.

  • kk

    Apr 27, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #7

    whats Imao mean

  • Macca

    Apr 27, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Leo mate you worry me sometimes.
    Great boast for Given. He hasn’t been the same since the injury against West Ham. He came back to soon really. I think there’s a bit more then just physical scaring when it comes to reflecting on that day, and even when he did the interview. He said he wouldn’t have wanted to play there and who can blame him. Most have been absolutely horrible for him to be injured like that.
    Fair play to him though I hope he can bounce back, I’ve heard he’s been looking very good in training, very strong and fresh which is always good to hear. He’ll be back to his best come next season, and now he’s confident of that and that’s the main thing.

  • Leo

    Apr 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #9

    hahah macca mate was a joke from the past when MO had an operation done by her

    im just hungover trying to get over it, i hate drink, it should be made illegal haha, well that is until friday night lol. then i will love the stuff again


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