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Football: Recovering Walcott determined to take time

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has revealed that he is making positive progress in his bid to recover from a cruciate ligament injury that brought his season to a premature end. The 24-year-old England international jarred his knee during Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win over Tottenham Hotspur in January and subsequently learnt that the injury would rule him out of this year's World Cup in Brazil. However, seven weeks after undergoing surgery he is walking again, and he says that he was not interested in cutting corners in a bid to return to fitness in time for the World Cup.

Football: Walcott injury forces Wenger's hand

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted on Thursday that he has had to reassess his plans for the January transfer window after Theo Walcott succumbed to injury. England winger Walcott has been ruled out for six months, forcing him out of the World Cup in Brazil, after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Wenger is a notoriously cautious operator in the transfer market, but with his side seeking to defend their position at the top of the Premier League table, he could now move for attacking reinforcements.

Football: Wright rues Walcott's World Cup injury blow

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has expressed sympathy for England forward Theo Walcott after he was ruled out of this year's World Cup with a serious knee injury. Walcott, 24, damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, with his club announcing on Monday that he will be unavailable for around six months. As well as missing the rest of the season, it means that Walcott is all but certain to miss the World Cup in Brazil, which begins in June.

Football: England's Walcott out of World Cup

England forward Theo Walcott will miss this year's World Cup in Brazil after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, his club, Arsenal, said Monday. Walcott suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Premier League leaders Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win at home to arch north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. An Arsenal statement said Walcott is "expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the (English) season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer".

Football: England's Walcott out of World Cup

England forward Theo Walcott will miss this year's World Cup in Brazil after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, his club, Arsenal, said Monday. Walcott suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Premier League leaders Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win at home to arch north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. An Arsenal statement said Walcott is "expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the (English) season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer".

Football: England's Walcott out of World Cup

England forward Theo Walcott will miss this year's World Cup in Brazil after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, his club, Arsenal, said Monday. Walcott suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Premier League leaders Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win at home to arch north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. An Arsenal statement said Walcott is "expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the (English) season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer".

England's Walcott out of World Cup with knee injury

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out for at least six months after rupturing knee ligaments and will miss this year's World Cup, the club said on Monday. Walcott suffered the injury late in the 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round on Saturday and he left the field on a stretcher after appearing to jar his knee in a challenge with Danny Rose.

Football: England's Walcott out of World Cup

England forward Theo Walcott will miss this year's World Cup in Brazil after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, his club, Arsenal, said Monday. Walcott suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win at home to arch north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. An Arsenal statement said Walcott is "expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the (English) season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer". jdg/bc

Football: England's Walcott out of World Cup

England forward Theo Walcott will miss this year's World Cup in Brazil after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, his club, Arsenal, said Monday. Walcott suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win at home to arch north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. An Arsenal statement said Walcott is "expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the (English) season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer". jdg/bc

Football: No FA action for Walcott

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott will not face disciplinary action for his '2-0' gesture towards Tottenham Hotspur fans. Walcott made the gesture as he was being carried off on a stretcher during the Gunners' FA Cup victory over their arch-rivals at the Emirates Stadium last weekend, having been pelted by coins and plastic bottles, among other objects, from the away end. The England forward jarred his knee and the injury has since been subject to specialist assessment, although its not yet known how long he will be out of action.
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