Walker doubtful for World Cup

England could be without one of its fullbacks for the World Cup as the Spurs man struggles to find his fitness.

Tottenham's Kyle Walker is a doubt for England's FIFA World Cup campaign as he continues to struggle with injury.

The fullback has not turned out for his club since sustaining a pelvic problem on March 13, leading to fears he may not be fit in time to travel with the squad to Brazil next month.

England manager Roy Hodgson has conceded that Walker's fitness is a worry, with his 23-man squad to be named on May 12.


"We haven't been told for certain that he will be out for the next six to 10 weeks but we are concerned," he said. "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."

Meanwhile, Hodgson was less concerned over Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jagielka as the trio look to recover from their respective injuries.

"Jack Wilshere has been training for the Arsenal team for a while," added Hodgson. "I spoke to Arsene Wenger, who said he was holding him back. And from my conversation with Arsene, I don't think there is too much to worry about with Oxlade-Chamberlain either.

Speaking on Everton defender Jagielka, the England boss said: "We have had good reports back for the last few weeks. Everton were keen not to throw him (Jagielka) back in before his injury is 100 percent right. We don't have any fears he won't be fit."