O'Shea's Republic relief
Sunderland defender cleared for Euro 2012 duty
Last Updated: May 14, 2012 4:17pm
John O'Shea: The defender will have the chance to add to his 75 caps for the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2012
John O'Shea has been given the green light to join up with the rest of the Republic of Ireland squad by Sunderland's medical staff.
The defender had been classed as a doubt for the European Championship this summer after limping off against Manchester United on Sunday.
But fears he had aggravated a long-standing calf problem were dispelled following a post-match scan which revealed it was damaged to his ankle instead.
And while he is unlikely to be fit for the friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, he has been given permission to join up with rest of Giovanni Trapattoni's squad in Malahide.
A club spokesman said: "John suffered a knock to his ankle in training prior to the Fulham game, which he aggravated slightly in Sunday's game against Manchester United.
"He was taken off as a precaution and following positive results from a scan last night, he will meet up with the Republic of Ireland squad as scheduled next week."