England captain Rio Ferdinand is set to miss England’s World Cup campaign after injuring his knee in training. The injury-prone defender was only named as England captain after fellow defender John Terry was stripped of the captaincy after his public infidelities early this year.
Ferdinand was brought to Hospital after the incident and was later seen leaving the Hospital on crutches.
Capello said: “More bad news-Rio suffered a knee problem and he has just gone to Hospital for a scan.”
Capello also said Spur’s defender Michael Dawson was on stand-by should he be required.
There was some good news for England as it seems midfielder Gareth Barry is winning his race to be fit for the opening game against the U.S.A.
Capello said: “He is getting better and better everyday. He started training with the team.He will go to the Gym this afternoon with the Physio’s and train with the team in the Morning. He will not do everything just yet and we have to be careful with him just at the moment.”
England’s defence looks even more vulnerable now with Ferdinand’s replacement likely to be Spur’s Centre-half Ledley King who is also prone to injuries.