Shaun McSkimming was ruled out with an achillies
knock and Gavin Rae called off with a back injury.
Keane insists his enthusiasm for the game is stronger than ever after Achillies
surgery cured long standing aches and pains.
He had surgery on both Achillies
before Christmas and only returned to full pre-season training a fortnight ago.
The 35-year-old officer went to the hospital for a routine operation for an achillies
problem in his right leg.
The Republic of Ireland skipper had surgery on both his troublesome Achillies
just before Christmas.
Meanwhile, Keane is stepping up his training as he continues his recovery from pre-Christmas surgery on his troublesome Achillies
The LA Galaxy striker revealed his troublesome Achillies
has flared up again but he is desperate to play against Latvia and Poland.
Skipper Keane, whose Galaxy side missed out on the MLS play-offs after a shock loss to Salt Lake, said: "I have a few problems with my Achillies
which needs to be looked at fairly quick and hopefully we can solve the situation.
Keane opted not to play competitive games in England as he wanted to rest his troublesome Achillies
Keane was initially open to a Premier League loan but decided to rest instead and protect his troublesome Achillies
with the Sweden and Austria games in March in mind.
GUTTED Wes Hoolahan rejected a shock international recall last night after an Achillies
injury flared up.
But only the bottom three sides - UCD, Dundalk and Bray - have conceded more and that is the champions Achillies