Oxlade-Chamberlain should be ready to face Uruguay.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be fit to play England’s second 2014 World Cup game with Uruguay says manager Roy Hodgson.
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The 20-year-old picked up a knee injury during the Three Lions’ 2-2 international friendly draw with Ecuador last Wednesday and there were concerns the youngster’s tournament was over as a result.
Initial prognosis claimed that Oxlade-Chamberlain would be sidelined for somewhere between 10 days and three weeks – but luckily for the English that now seems closer to the former.
It’s already been established that the Gunners ace will miss the nation’s opener at the competition in Brazil on Saturday, when they face three-time winners Italy.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has 15 caps for his country to date and has the desirable record of never having lost a match on the international stage.
It was unlikely that the starlet would have been in the starting XI against the Italians in any case, but is considered to be one of the more exciting talents in Hodgson’s squad.
The English face a struggle to get out of their group with two previous winners and Costa Rica making up the four team pool.
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