Roy Hodgson has revealed that Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will miss England’s games against Estonia and Lithuania due to injury.
The striker reportedly suffered an ankle injury in Man United’s 3-0 loss to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
Rooney became England’s all-time leading goalscorer last month, scoring his 50th international goal against Switzerland to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton but he will not be able to add to his tally when the Three Lions take on Estonia and Lithuania.
In addition to Rooney’s knock, Hodgson also revealed that United midfielder Michael Carrick has suffered a slight groin injury but that the coaching staff are hopeful he will be fit for the Estonia game.
Roy Hodgson reveals Wayne Rooney will miss both England and Lithuania games due to "minor" ankle injury.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) October 8, 2015
Hodgson says Carrick missed training with "tight groin." But England hoping he will be fit.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) October 8, 2015
Rooney has been in indifferent form lately and has been struggling immensely for goals for his club. He finally broke his Premier League duck against Sunderland but put in another underwhelming performance at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.
The injury and international break could have come at the perfect time for Rooney, with many people under the impression that the 29-year-old could do well with a rest. The skipper has looked off the pace since the start of the season and United fans are beginning to lose patience with their No. 10. Rooney will hope that the extended break he gets will help him rejuvenate and come back stronger than ever when United make the trip to his old club Everton on October 17th.