England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson should have star striker Wayne Rooney...
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson should have star striker Wayne Rooney back for the crunch double-header against Macedonia and Liechtenstein in September...
The Everton forward damaged ankle ligaments during his side's 3-2 friendly win against Rangers. He was stretchered off and there were fears it could have been a serious injury.
But the good news is that he should only miss the Toffees' first match of the season and the England friendly against Croatia.
Everton's head physio Mick Rathbone told the club's official website: "We anticipate he will be out for around four weeks."
England face Croatia in a friendly at Portman Road on August 20 before returning to competitive action for the trip to Macedonia on September 6 and the match with Liechtenstein at Old Trafford four days later.
Meanwhile, the man who is in competition with Wayne for the England second striker's spot, Emile Heskey, has started his pre-season in fine form. He scored two more goals on Sunday during Liverpool's tour of the Far East to take his summer tally to four goals from four games.
England currently lie second in Group 7, with a game in hand on group leaders Turkey.
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