The 36-year-old goalkeeper walked around the pitch at the Stadio Comunale in Borgo A Buggiano as his team-mates went through their paces.
However, the early indications were that his absence was as a result of blisters rather than anything more sinister.
Given only returned to training on Thursday after resting the knee problem which last week prompted a visit to a London specialist.
He later revealed his relief, admitting the prospect of missing the Euro 2012 finals had crossed his mind.
The Republic face Hungary in Budapest on Monday in their final friendly before the tournament begins, and manager Giovanni Trapattoni indicated earlier this week that he would expect both Given and defender John O'Shea, who has been working his way back from an ankle problem, to play and prove their fitness.
The push for more color on their cleats, adidas has added the infrared colorway to the adiZero f50 Line.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.