England v Italy

Walcott out of England friendly

August 14, 2012
By ESPN staff
Theo Walcott has become the fourth player to withdraw from the England squad for tomorrow's friendly against Italy in Switzerland.

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The Arsenal forward reported for duty on Monday suffering from a bruised thigh, and the problem has not eased enough for coach Roy Hodgson to believe it is worthwhile for him to make the trip to Berne.

"Walcott reported with a slightly bruised thigh and was unable to train fully, so has returned ...

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