Shay's main injury has to be a broken heart
So it looks like Shay Given is going to miss six weeks of Newcastle United's fight to maintain their place in the Premier League.
And the news today that he will miss a big stretch of the season must have left him in pieces.
Since signing for Newcastle in 1997 Given has pulled off all the stops but mentally he must be distraught that apart from the two great seasons under Sir Bobby Robson, the club have not matched his ambition nor that of the Toon Army.
Nevertheless Given has stayed loyal to the black and white cause and while there are few Toon fans who may not agree I have to say I am extremely grateful he has stuck with the club this long.
There must have been plenty of chances for him to walk away and then go on and win a hatful of medals at Man United, Arsenal or some of the lesser names.
But he stayed and battled on for the Toon cause.
Given played game after game for Newcastle and stayed pretty much injury free until that horror challenge with Marlon Harewood at Upton Park.
I was actually in the tunnel at West Ham that day and it was like a scene from Casualty after the player punctured his bowel.
And although Given has come back and put in some good performances since that 2-0 win in the East End, his life has never been the same since.
The player that was playing week in, week out has suffered groin problems regularly since which has handed the dependable Steve Harper his chance and helped him reach 100 senior appearances for Newcastle.
But what must Given make of the mess Newcastle now find themselves in?
This season some of the performances have been nothing short of a "disgrace" at home which was actually the word that Geremi used himself to describe the performances back in November.
Both Given and Harper have been so badly exposed in games, especially at St James's Park, that several matches have been done and dusted with over 25 minutes left to play.
I've only played in pointless 5-a-side matches and it's got to be the hardest game in the world even at pub player level.
But for Newcastle to defend so badly to leave players like Ronaldo and Rooney the freedom of the city to run riot must leave Given and Harper tearing their hair out.
Now for Given he has to sit in the stands like the rest of the Toon Army which many of the Geordie foot soldiers will tell him isn't an easy task.
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