Manchester City's Shay Given aims for next season start
City keeper Given was stretchered off at the Emirates
Manchester City hope goalkeeper Shay Given will be fit for the start of next season after undergoing a three-hour operation on Wednesday.
The Republic of Ireland international dislocated his left shoulder making a save during the 0-0 draw with Arsenal.
The club said the surgery "went well" and the 34-year-old "should be able to begin rehabilitation work soon".
City have signed Marton Fulop on an emergency loan from Sunderland to take Given's spot for the final three games.
Rookie Faroe Islands international Gunnar Nielsen played the final 17 minutes when Given was taken off the pitch on a stretcher and taken to hospital after saving a shot from Arsenal's Abou Diaby at the Emirates.
However, City boss Roberto Mancini cannot afford to take any risks as his side push to overtake Tottenham for fourth place to qualify for the Champions League next season, with City due to play Spurs at Eastlands on Wednesday 5 May.
City had hoped to recall their on-loan England international keeper Joe Hart from Birmingham to cover for the injured Given, but were blocked by the Premier League.
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