Soccer – Given May Need Shoulder Operation

Shay Given will discover this week if he needs to undergo surgery after the Manchester City goalkeeper suffered a shoulder injury. Given, who has played second fiddle to Joe Hart all season, was not on the bench for Sunday afternoon's 5-0 FA Cup victory over Notts County. City manager Roberto Mancini said “'He has a shoulder problem and  he will go to the doctor in London to see if he needs surgery”. Given has made only four appearances for City this season and could now be doubtful for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 Group B qualifier against Macedonia on 26 March.