I’m watching the Switzerland — England game and Theo was stretchered off just after he did well to create space for Glen Johnson who picked up an assist. It’s not clear how he got the injury but it was part of the same attack from which the goal was scored.
He was strapped around his chest and his thigh as he was stretchered off. I’ll update this post if the commentators provide any further updates.
Hot on the heels of the news that Van Persie will be out till mid-October, this one has left me in a really depressed state. Fingers crossed it won’t be as bad as it looked.
Update: Looks really bad. Thanks to Renan for posting the link to this image
Update 2: Thanks to the Eagle eyed Karan who spotted this in the soccernet commentary (on 53′),
The news coming in regarding Walcott’s injury is that on first inspection, it’s a sprained ankle. That’s a relief for England.
That shouldn’t be as bad as a ligament damage or an ankle break.
Update 3: Capello says it’s not a serious injury.
It’s a little problem or not so big problem
Walcott was taken to hospital after the incident, but reports suggest an x-ray revealed no break, although the extent of the damage to his ligaments is not yet known.
Update 4: This is from John Cross on twitter,
#England boss Capello: ‘I just spoke to Theo. He tells me it’s not such big problem. I said: ‘Two weeks?’ He told me less.’Good for#Arsenal
Okay, my blood pressure is back to normal. Now I can take a break from this. Not as bad as it could have been, is our luck finally changing!?