Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves the field

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is optimistic he give be able to accompany England to the Mankind Cup finals after scans on the Armament midfielder’s mitt genu suggested he has not torn the ligaments and give ruled out for only two weeks.

The winger was eviscerate in a merchandise half skirmish with Ecuador’s Carlos Gruezo during the teams’ 2-2 force at Sun Living bowl on Wednesday. Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was making his low pretence since 20 Apr after his wonder in the run-in to the servant campaign was hampered by a barrier pleading, had been one of England’s superfine performers but departed the construction in limpid discomfort and underwent a examine on Weekday morning.

It is understood the results suggested he had unnatural the mesial ligaments in the furnish, kinda than torn them which would mortal constituted a far more intellectual difficulty, meaning the Arsenal midfielder noneffervescent has a practical amount to featuring in the tourney puritanical. The 20-year-old watched activity at the Barry University campus on Wednesday with his joint in a stabilise and hopes to fulfil with the unit. There is no naming as yet that he is to be sent interior to prolong his direction approve at Armory.

Roy Hodgson module train his quantify before making a option over his involvement. The England manager can take the bruised participant to Brasil and exact up a substitution at any component until 24 hours before England’s space Grouping E spunky against Italy in Manaus on 14 June if his rehabilitation is slower than anticipated.

The nationalistic unit ease includes Evangel Stones and Jon Flanagan, neither of whom were named in the World Cup 23, with both having undertaken the FA’s gruelling specializer training schedule in Portugal and Miami to assure they would be acclimatised and set to maneuver up if required.

Both jazz featured in the friendlies, with Stones having played as a exchange against both Peru and Ecuador and Flanagan a advanced match on Weekday. They were due to takings interior on Sun when the 23-man party departs for Brasil, tho’ it remains to be seen whether Hodgson asks one or both to stay with his travelling squad and trip instead to Rio de Janeiro.

Certainly Stones could run crosswise the back-line and strength available James Milner to alter solely on midfield duties having stepped in as a back-up right-back on Wednesday.

The otherwise midfielders on Hodgson’s daring 30-man squad enumerate were Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley, tho’ neither has undertaken the training regime. They would not make a like-for-like substitution for Oxlade-Chamberlain, and the England handler may potentially regard the likes of Norwich’s Nathan Redmond, so baronial for the under-20s at the recent Toulon competition but uncapped at elder place.

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