England star Theo Walcott to miss the World Cup in Brazil
The Arsenal winger will miss the World Cup for England after being ruled out for six months on Monday after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee as he made a tackle towards the end of Arsenal's 2-0 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup on Saturday.
"Theo will have surgery in London in the near future and is expected to be out for at least six months. He will therefore miss the remainder of the season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer," Arsenal said in a statement.
It’s a continuation of Walcott's unfortunate luck with regards to World Cups — as a 17-year-old he was a surprise selection for the 2006 tournament in Germany but remained an unused sub, before being left out of the squad altogether in 2010.
At the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil he would most likely have been competing with Andros Townsend for the right-wing berth in the side.
The 24-year-old has 36 appearances and five goals for the Three Lions.