FA confirms Oxlade-Chamberlain knee injury

The youngster landed awkwardly on his knee following a challenge by Ecuador midfielder Carlos Gruezo and is now a doubt for England’s three group games at the World Cup

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup is in doubt after damaging his knee ligaments during England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador.
The Arsenal man’s ankle was caught by midfielder Carlos Gruezo, but it was the way in which the youngster landed on his knee that caused his withdrawal on 63 minutes.

The 20-year-old was scheduled to undergo a scan following the game to assess the damage, but the Football Association have not confirmed an injury timescale for the player.

“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained a medial knee ligament injury during the World Cup warm-up game against Ecuador in Miami on Wednesday,” an official Football Association statement read.

“The England medical team are continuing to monitor and treat the injury.”

England kick-off their World Cup campaign against Italy on June 14 before facing Uruguay five days later and a final group game against Costa Rica on June 24.

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