Injury blow rocks Walcott

Image: Walcott: Shoulder problem

Theo Walcott has been ruled out of England's friendly with Germany after dislocating his shoulder in training.

Arsenal winger dislocates his right shoulder

Theo Walcott has been ruled out of England's friendly with Germany after dislocating his right shoulder in training. Walcott was immediately taken to hospital, where he had the shoulder put back into place. The England medical staff, who have already advised their counterparts at Arsenal of the issue, are now supervising Walcott before deciding when he can fly home. The news is a huge blow to coach Fabio Capello, who has already seen eight of his first-choice XI ruled out through injury. "Our priority is Theo and making him as comfortable as possible before he returns to England," said Capello. "We're all very disappointed, but the most important thing is for Theo to travel home and make a quick recovery." This injury is also a new setback for the player, as it is his right shoulder. Last year he had surgery on his left shoulder and he only recently returned to action after jarring that shoulder badly at Stoke earlier this month.

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