United striker has been ruled out of upcoming World Cup double header.
England winger Theo Walcott has described front man Wayne Rooney’s head injury as being “like something out of a horror film”, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Manchester United attacker suffered a horrific gash to his head in the closing stages of training at Carrington on Saturday, as the Premier League champions prepared for their crucial league encounter against arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, after defender Phil Jones accidentally kicked Rooney in the forehead.
And the injury resulted in the 27-year-old requiring ten stitches in the wound, meaning that the key striker has now been ruled out of both of England’s crucial Fifa World Cup qualifiers, against Moldova at Wembley stadium on Friday followed by the trip to take on Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.
“I have seen the actual injury and it is not a nice sight to be honest. It is not going to help his looks I wouldn’t think,” said Walcott.
“I have seen a picture and it is a very, very big gash. It’s not nice to see. It’s like something out of a horror film.”
Meanwhile, Rooney’s absence could not have come at a worse time for Three Lions head coach Roy Hodgson, with England possibly needing to win all their remaining qualifiers in order to top their group and make it to next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
And with Hodgson now also sweating on the fitness of Rooney’s replacement in attack, Liverpool attacker Daniel Sturridge, who is currently suffering from a thigh injury, England may have to rely on the goal-shy Danny Welbeck up front in the vital double header.