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The LA Galaxy striker will have a foot injury addressed and said that he is looking forward to having "an extended break"

Robbie Keane has indicated that he will receive treatment for a recurring Achilles tendon injury after the Republic of Ireland's friendly double-header against Latvia and Poland.

The LA Galaxy striker, whose season came to a close on last week when his side fell to Real Salt Lake in the MLS playoffs, explained that the injury has been "bothering [him] for a long time" and suggested that he would have it addressed soon.

"I have a few problems like my Achilles, which needs to be looked at fairly quick, and hopefully we can solve that situation," Keane told reporters.

"It's been bothering me for a long time and this may be an opportunity for me maybe to get it done or whatever the medics see is the best thing to do."

Keane also admitted that he would welcome "an extended break" after the international fixtures with the Boys in Green.

He said: "For me, it'll be nice to have an extended break, but not too long. We'll have the two friendlies in Ireland and I expect to play them and then get a few little niggles sorted."

Ireland host Latvia at the Aviva Stadium on Friday November 15 before taking on Poland in Poznan four days later.

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