Walcott out of qualifiers

  • Last Updated: March 22 2013, 18:54 GMT

Theo Walcott has been ruled out of England's World Cup double-header with a groin strain.

Walcott: Will miss San Marino and Montenegro games
Walcott: Will miss San Marino and Montenegro games

Walcott suffered the injury in training on Thursday night and will fly back to England, where he will be assessed by his club Arsenal.

Theo Walcott

14. Theo Walcott

Title Number
Appearances 17 (3)
Goals 9
Assists 2
Yellows 1
Reds 0
*Current Season

It is anticipated the winger will be sidelined for between seven and 10 days.

It had been anticipated the 24-year-old would start tonight's encounter with San Marino.

Instead, he will miss both that game, and Tuesday's crucial trip to Montenegro.

In addition, he is a doubt for Arsenal's Premier League encounter with Reading at the Emirates Stadium on March 30.

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