Three Lions skipper injured by chicken breast.
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England captain Steven Gerrard has cracked his tooth whilst eating, as he and his team-mates prepare for their World Cup opener against Italy on Saturday night, news he shared via his Instagram account.
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The veteran midfielder was eating alongside his fellow England players on Wednesday afternoon when he suffered the injury. A chicken breast was identified as the culprit for the dental issue and England head chef Tim De’Ath also got the blame.
Gerrard only took to Instagram at the start of this month and has proved a popular provider of photos on site, including plenty of shots from England’s World Cup preparations.
Although not ideal, there are no suggestions that the problem with the England captain’s tooth will keep him out of training this week. He will certainly have no trouble leading his country out against Italy in Manaus as the Three Lions aim to get off to the perfect start to the World Cup.
There had been reports earlier in the week that Gerrard had been struggling with a groin issue. However, England boss Roy Hodgson has dismissed those stories, insisting that his skipper is fully fit ahead of the tournament getting underway in Brazil.
Gerrard has scored three goals for England in World Cups, equal fourth in his country’s history. He will be hoping that he can use this summer to out-do both Michael Owen and Sir Bobby Charlton who are on four strikes and Sir Geoff Hurst on five.