Date: 20th September 2006 at 12:10pm
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Given will spend several days at a London hospital after undergoing surgery to repair a one-centimetre tear in his bowel following a clash with the West Ham star on Sunday.

Roeder: ‘The surgeon said he has never seen an injury like this happen through football.

‘He has seen it happen in car crashes where there has been impact, and I suppose that is what has caused it this time.

‘Shay would be the first to admit when he sees the pictures that Marlon Harewood thought he had an opportunity to get to the ball.

‘I suppose if it was Shola (Ameobi), we would have expected Shola to try to get to the ball if his team was losing 2-0. Shay being Shay, as brave as he is, was not going to turn away and not go for the ball.

‘He went for the ball, both of them were trying to the ball fairly and unfortunately, Shay came off worst.’