England now lose Walcott to injury

Theo Walcott has become the fourth member of Roy Hodgson's England squad to pull out of Wednesday night's friendly against Italy in Berne.

Theo Walcott has become the fourth member of Roy Hodgson's England squad to pull out of Wednesday night's friendly against Italy in Berne.

Walcott has a slight thigh problem which has not eased sufficiently for Hodgson to think it worthwhile for the Arsenal winger to make the journey to Switzerland.

A statement on the FA website read: "Walcott reported with a slightly bruised thigh and was unable to train fully, so has returned to his club as a precaution."

 

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