Writing in The Sun, Shearer opined: "Rooney should be entering the peak years of his career.
"Instead he appears to be at a crossroads rather than golden track to further glory.
"Another poor tournament with England in the summer left us wondering whether the 26-year-old would ever grace the biggest international stages again.
"This morning he is recovering from a badly gashed leg which will keep him out of action for up to two months.<>
"In that time he will have plenty to ponder."