Thursday, 1st May, 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker could miss the World Cup with a pelvic injury.

The right-back has been out of action since picking up the injury against Benfica in the Europa League on 13th March.

And Hodgson explained that he is concerned for Walker, who was expected to fight for a place in the England starting line-up with Liverpool’s Glen Johnson.

"We haven't been told for certain that he will be out for the next six to 10 weeks but we are concerned", Hodgson was quoted as saying by the BBC.


"I know he has had another injection. We are waiting to find out whether that helps. He has not been fit for a long time."

Walker, who has 10 senior caps for England to his name, has made 34 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this season, scoring once and providing four assists.

The 23-year-old’s Spurs team-mate Andros Townsend has already been ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury.

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