Roy Hodgson has announced an injury to Theo Walcott during England training, with the Arsenal star suffering a dead leg ahead of the game against Germany this Saturday, as reported by the Metro.
Thankfully it’s nothing more than a dead leg, as we really can’t afford any more injuries at this point in the season. It seems likely that Walcott will miss the game against Germany, but beyond that a dead leg shouldn’t keep him out too long. It would normally be just a few days out injured, so we may see him feature against the Netherlands, and he’ll almost certainly be back in time for our clash with Watford – no set-backs withstanding.
We’ve got just a handful of games remaining in the Premier League, and regardless of how well we perform it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll be able to topple Leicester atop the table. It would still be a massive shame for us to simply peter out and end the season on a low though, and with the injuries we’ve already got, any more could really cripple us.
Walcott hasn’t exactly been a key figure in our campaign this season, and he’s found himself replaced by the likes of Alex Iwobi and Joel Campbell more often than not; deservedly so too. We still need all the options we can muster in these last few games though, and Walcott himself will want to ensure he’s not injured ahead of the Euro 2016 Championships in France.
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We don’t have the best of luck with injuries during international breaks, but this one at least doesn’t appear to be a serious one.