England´s team doctors will have to inform FIFA by May 30 if they expect Wayne Rooney to recover in time to take part in the World Cup.

Rooney is having an MRI scan on Thursday to determine the progress of his recovery from his metatarsal injury. Once the results of the scan are known, Manchester United´s assistant team doctor Tony Gill - who has taken over Rooney´s care following the abrupt departure of Mike Stone - will liaise with England medical staff. England team doctor Leif Sward will then have to inform FIFA by Tuesday.

FIFA´s chief medical officer Dr Jiri Dvorak told PA Sport: "Each team physician has to confirm by May 30 that their players are physically and mentally fit to participate in the World Cup. If Wayne Rooney is on the list then that is in principle confirmation that it is anticipated he will have recovered in time to participate in the tournament."

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