Arsenal’s Walcott available for England – Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Theo Walcott will be fit to take on Ukraine at Euro2012 tomorrow.

England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Theo Walcott will be fit to take on Ukraine at Euro2012 tomorrow.

The Arsenal winger picked up a slight hamstring strain as he helped the Three Lions to a 3-2 win over Sweden on Friday with a goal and a match-winning assist after coming on as a second-half sub but should be fine for the final Group D meeting.

"He is fit for the game and luckily we don't have any other injury concerns," Hodgson said at his pre-match news conference.

However, he did add that he won’t be taking any risks with the Gunners ace just in case it leaves his squad short.

"Whether he is a real contender for a starting position will depend upon what the medical people can tell me and how much guarantee they can give me that if I do start him he won't be leaving the field after five minutes, forcing us to have 13 men rather than the 14 I would rather count on,” he told BBC Radio Five Live.

 
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