Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be out of action for a maximum of three weeks with suspected ligament damage after coming off injured in England's draw with Ecuador.
If all goes to plan the winger will be back on the pitch in 10 days but if the injury worsens there is potential he could miss out on the World Cup completely.
The 20-year-old will definitely miss England’s first World Cup match against Uruguay after picking up the injury in the friendly against Ecuador.
England boss Roy Hodgson has expressed the influential nature of the player on the pitch when he said: “He did ever so well and looked really, really sharp.”
“It would be an enormous blow to lose him.” Jon Flanagan replaced the youngster following the injury after an hour of play.
It is yet to be decided whether England will call up a replacement for the winger ahead of the World Cup this week.
England’s bad luck didn’t stop there after Raheem Sterling was sent off in the game, but will not be suspended for the World Cup opener.
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