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Saturday, April 29, 2006

No Roon for World Cup?

Manchester United and England star striker Wayne Rooney had to be stretchered off the ground, after a challenge from Chelsea's Paulo Ferreira today at Stamford Bridge. It was a heart-wrenching sight to see the 20-year old clutch his right foot in agonizing pain. The expression on his face said it all. Even the hostile Chelsea fans, who were booing Wayne every time he pressed forward, were distraught, an indication that England's hopes of securing the World Cup would take a beating if Rooney has a long lay-off.

With doubts over Michael Owen's fitness and form, and with no other top class poacher, England's strikeforce looks depleted without the Red Devils star. For English football fans, the next few hours and days will be crucial, as they wait to know if it is another case of "Roo woe", as it was in Portugal two years ago.

Let's hope the injury is not major, and that the Roon can shake it off soon.

Update

Manchester United's website has confirmed the worst. The star forward has broken a metatarsal in his right foot. He will be out of action for 6 weeks. Incidentally, the World Cup kicks off on the 10th of June.

3 Comments:

Anonymous arun k said...

Rooneys injury is indeed a blow to Englands preparation. but I am sure he got guts to overcome this one. He is still the key card in Ericsson and hope Roon is fit for the knockouts...


#snip#
...Even the hostile Chelsea fans...
#/snip#
Not fair though...

4/30/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Vijay Krishna said...

Oh, what a boost it would be if Rooney could come back by the knock-out stages. Something like an in-form Sachin being fit for the World Cup.

4/30/2006 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Rooney is indeed a very tough guy, and should be there even if he is in some pain ... here in the U.S., they jus announced our official roster, and even if I'm the only one, I already have World Cup fever!

5/03/2006 01:21:00 PM  

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