Pre-Season Injury to Theo Walcott


Theo Walcott, England

Theo Walcott Injured on Germany Tour

Walcott suffered an injury on the club’s pre-season tour of Germany.

The winger was sent home amid concerns over a recurring ankle problem. Walcott first picked up the ankle injury playing for England against Switzerland last September.

He stated last season that he had been playing through the pain-barrier for the majority of the season.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, said, "Theo’s injury needs more investigation because sometimes he’s completely free of it and sometimes it affects him."

The 22-year-old had a scan on his ankle yesterday and has already been ruled out of the Emirates Cup this weekend against Boca Juniors and New York Red Bulls.

He has also been rated as doubtful for the friendly against Benfica  and faces a real fight to be ready for the beginning of the season.

England boss Fabio Capello will also be keeping an anxious eye on developments as he looks ahead to the friendly against Holland on August 8 and then crucial 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales at the start of September.

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