Walker joins Townsend on the injury list.
The news that Andros Townsend will miss the 2014 World Cup has been worsened by the fact Tottenham Hotspur and England teammate Kyle Walker may also now be out.
Walker has not played for Spurs since March 13 after picking up a pelvic injury in the Europa League clash with Benfica.
The progress of the right-back has not been as swift as Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson would have hoped and the 66-year-old fears for the defender’s place in his 23-man squad.
“We haven’t been told for certain that he will be out for the next six to 10 weeks but we are concerned,” Hodgson was quoted by BBC Sport.
“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.”
Townsend was ruled out of the World Cup for certain on Wednesday after Tottenham announced the winger needed surgery on ligaments in his left ankle.
The procedure is likely to keep the 22-year-old out for 10 weeks and he is just the latest on the ever mounting absentee list for the nation.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Jay Rodriguez of Southampton have also been ruled out after both picking up anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
Hodgson names his squad on May 12 – the day after the conclusion of the 2013/14 Premier League season – and it’s uncertain whether Walker will be in it.
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