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Sven: Owen injury doesn't look good

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson fears Michael Owen's World Cup has come to a heartbreaking end after he suffered an injury against Sweden.

 

Newcastle striker Owen suffered what looked like a serious knee injury in the first minute of the 2-2 draw with Sweden.

 

Owen will now go for a scan on Wednesday but, while England look forward to a second-round showdown with Ecuador and avoided in-form hosts Germany, the Swedish coach fears his dangerous striker has played his last game of the tournament.

 

"Maybe (his World Cup is over)," sighed Eriksson. "I am not sure.

 

"I hope he is okay but it doesn't look good."

 

Steven Gerrard insists the England team would rally behind Owen after topping Group B

 

"We are not sure yet," said Gerrard. "He will have a scan on the injury.

 

"But he is really down in there and we will need the boys to support him."

 

Eriksson also played down Wayne Rooney's reaction to being taken off during an ineffective second period.

 

The Manchester United star enjoyed an impressive first half but then threw his boots to the ground having been replaced by Gerrard after fading badly.

 

But the national coach claimed Rooney was more frustrated with himself and revealed he was withdrawn to save him from injury.

 

Eriksson said: "I think he was more upset with himself.

 

"He thought that he didn't play as well as he did in the first half in the second half but he is getting better and better.

 

"He played longer than last time and he will get better and better but I took him off because I couldn't risk him getting injured and play too much too early."

 

Gerrard was more pleased to top the group than avoid hosts Germany in the next round, adding: "We were prepared for whoever we came up against in the last 16 but the most important thing was to top the group."

 

Eriksson added: "It was very important that we won the group.

 

"We did it and didn't defend very well against set-pieces. We have to work on that for the next game but Sweden were very strong in the air.

 

"But we have to do that better in future. The most important thing was to win the group and I am happy about that.

 

"I saw the other game (Germany against Ecuador) and on paper it should be more difficulty against Germany but we have one more day to recover and we have won the group which is what we wanted to do.

 

"We have to play better than we did and defend better against set-pieces. That's important but normally we are good at that.

 

"Ecuador will play better than they did today (losing 3-0 to Germany)."

 

Gerrard claimed they were better than in the previous games against Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago but admitted their defending from set-pieces needs working on.

 

Joe Cole fired England into the half-time lead with a wonder strike but Marcus Allback cancelled that out.

 

Gerrard looked to have ended their terrible run against the Scandinavians, who they have failed to beat since 1968, but Henrik Larsson pounced late on to deny them a long-awaited success and earn a draw.

 

Gerrard added: "We played a bit better but we were vulnerable from set-pieces so we will need to sort that out on the training ground.

 

"We stopped passing and moving. We were trying to work hard and keep the tempo going but from the bench it looked really difficult.

 

"The manager wanted me to come on and inject a bit of energy into the midfield."

 

 

 

O no :(:(:(:(:(:(

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May further condem Sven's squad selections...!!!

 

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Indeed, we are now down to the bare bones, i'd still like to see Aaron Lennon on the Wing, and put Beckham centre midfield to allow Gerrard and Lampard free movement.

 

 

...........................................Beckham......................................

 

Lennon...................Gerrard..................Lampard.................Cole.

 

....................................Rooney or Crouch................................

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thats you get for being a liverpool/newcastle player

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tut tut - shouldn't wish that kind of injury on anyone...

 

He's finished - I reckon he could even be finished from the game in general...he has never recovered from the first injury and this one is worse.

 

my england team for the rest of the tournament is this....

 

................Robinson (coz James is even worse)...........

 

Neville(if fit).......Ferdinand(should be Carragher)....Terry.....A.Cole

 

Beckham...................Lampard............................J.Cole

.....................................Gerrard (free role)........................

 

...........................Rooney.......................................

 

 

thats the team that could win this world cup...

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Michael Owen could be out for up to five months after the England striker reportedly suffered cruciate ligament damage against Sweden.

 

Owen injured his right knee during the first minute of England's 2-2 draw against Sweden in Cologne and flew back to the team hotel in Baden-Baden ahead of an MRI scan on Wednesday at the Max Grundig hospital at Buhlertal.

 

The fear is that it is serious ligament damage which would almost certainly mean Owen, who missed the second half of last season with a metatarsal injury, returning to England for treatment.

 

And reports on Wednesday morning have now indicated that Owen will be out of action for five months.

 

Owen's England team-mates Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville were also at the clinic for scans, Ferdinand on a groin injury he picked up in the Sweden game and Neville on the calf problem which has kept him out of the last two matches against Trinidad and Tobago and Sweden.

 

England midfielder Joe Cole spoke of the team's shock at Owen's injury following the game.

 

Cole said: "It's a big blow for us and the team. He's had a difficult 12 months with injury and now he's got a battle on his hands.

 

"Our thoughts are with him and his family. I hope he'll be back scoring goals for England soon."

 

Sven-Goran Eriksson, who gambled on taking just four strikers to Germany, was also pessimistic about Owen playing any further part in England's challenge.

 

He said: "It doesn't look very good for him and for us. How much time it will take we don't know.

 

"I think it's a bad one. We'll have to see what the doctors say."

 

England goalkeeper Paul Robinson told Radio Five Live: "Everyone's gutted he won't play again in the World Cup and I just hope he's fit for the Premiership season."

 

Alan Shearer, who had a succession of knee injuries, fears his former England striker partner has kicked his last ball at the World Cup.

 

"I have to say I hope I'm wrong but it looks a bad one," said the former Newcastle striker, who retired at the end of the season.

 

"I've had a text from him saying he's in a lot of pain."

 

Graham Taylor, England manager from 1990 to 1993, believes his latest successor will be regretting his decision to pick only four forwards.

 

"I think we've all said from the word go, to only take four forwards could haunt Sven-Goran Eriksson," said Taylor.

 

"And with Owen looking seriously injured, I'm afraid it will."

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This just shows why Sven shouldnt have took the gamble on Walcott, also he shouldnt have brought Owen in the first place because he was never going to perform as we know he can when fit. We now have Rooney who wont be at his magnificent best, Crouch who is poo and Walcott who looked poo scared in the friendlies. They are the three strikers who are supposed to win this for us, yeah right <_<

 

Robinson

 

Neville (if fit) Rio (if fit) Terry Cole

 

Lennon Beckham Lampard Cole

 

Gerrard

 

Rooney

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i thought hargreaves did ok last night so id go with

 

robbo

 

carra ..rio ...terry... cole

 

. hargreaves

 

.becks lamps gerrard j cole

 

 

rooney

 

then both gerrard and lampard can bomb forward

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Owens injury has shown Erickson for what he is, a bumbling twat who isn't fit for the England job, 5 million a year to pick 3 forwards coming back from injury and one lanky string of piss who cant score to save his life. How he can select Walcott and not play him in the group stages is beyond a joke. You cant blood a figing 17 year old in the knock out phase. So we are stuck with Bambi on Ice or an unfit Rooney.

 

The press bang on about our midfield as the best in the world but they can't keep posession of the ball. And still some journalists are still using the mantra "Dont worry it'll all come good." When? No more second or third chances, we fig up against Ecuador its the plane home.

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Owens injury has shown Erickson for what he is, a bumbling twat who isn't fit for the England job, 5 million a year to pick 3 forwards coming back from injury and one lanky sting of piss who cant score to save his life. How he can select Walcott and not play him in the group stages is beyond a joke. You cant blood a figing 17 year old in the knock out phase. So we are stuck with Bambi on Ice or an unfit Rooney.

 

The press bang on about our midfield as the best in the world but they can't keep posession of the ball. And still some journalists are still using the mantra "Dont worry it'll all come good." When? No more second or third chances, we fig up against Ecuador its the plane home.

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Well said mate, i couldnt agree with what you said more

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We would be well f##ked up if we played that team as there are only 10 men.

 

I agree on the idea though but maybe with cole behind rooney and downing on the left(natural left footer) how many times could he have exploited that last night while joe cole kept coming inside.

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:D Sorry missed Carrick out!

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"" I sense it was because Licker was complaining about our poor language""

 

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:o:o:o You sense wrong......... Nothing to do with me. :o

 

 

It might have been because Blueboys went off on one the other night, when YOU (EFC 2007). wound him up.

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"" I sense it was because Licker was complaining about our poor language""

 

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:o   :o   :o You sense wrong.........  Nothing to do with me.  :o

It might have been because Blueboys went off on one the other night, when YOU (EFC 2007). wound him up.

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Just because i wound him up didnt mean he had to respond with such obcene language, i do not shoulder the responsibility :P

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I blame everbody...apart from myself :D:lol:

 

Back to the topic though, big blow for england, I know he hadnt performed until then but he is a quality finisher no doubt about that. Feel for him to be honest, it was a big chance for us to win it and he will av to watch it like every other fan now, bad luck to him

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Couldn't give a fat rat's arse TBH, didn't cover himself in glory in the first two games, should never have gone in the first place.

 

Play Lennon for God's sake, he scares defences with his pace, buy Walcott an ice cream and tell him to fig off.

 

ATB

 

Mac

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Couldn't give a fat rat's arse TBH, didn't cover himself in glory in the first two games, should never have gone in the first place.

 

Play Lennon for God's sake, he scares defences with his pace, buy Walcott an ice cream and tell him to fig off.

 

ATB

 

Mac

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:lol: agree

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IMO i think it could be the end of his career, if he comes back he wont be the same player and i can see him never playing for England again. I hope he proves me wrong though

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:( pity hes a quality finisher, hope he recovers :)

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IMO i think it could be the end of his career, if he comes back he wont be the same player and i can see him never playing for England again. I hope he proves me wrong though

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I agree but Owen said he hopes to come back even better than he was, and Glen said Owen is confident he will paly again :o

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has promised they will consider compensation for Michael Owen following the England striker's injury that will keep him out until 2007.

 

The Newcastle player ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Sweden and club chairman Freddy Shepherd has said he is not happy with the level of compensation being offered by the Football Association. FIFA have set up a special fund for this World Cup to deal with claims for serious injuries, and Owen's case will be decided on at the end of the tournament.

 

Blatter said: "We have a special insurance fund of £6million for cases of this kind. The English FA will now have to look at this matter because they made Owen available to play and this will then be put to FIFA. This case will be decided at the end of the tournament but this fund does exist for this kind of serious injury."

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has promised they will consider compensation for Michael Owen following the England striker's injury that will keep him out until 2007.

 

The Newcastle player ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Sweden and club chairman Freddy Shepherd has said he is not happy with the level of compensation being offered by the Football Association. FIFA have set up a special fund for this World Cup to deal with claims for serious injuries, and Owen's case will be decided on at the end of the tournament.

 

Blatter said: "We have a special insurance fund of £6million for cases of this kind. The English FA will now have to look at this matter because they made Owen available to play and this will then be put to FIFA. This case will be decided at the end of the tournament but this fund does exist for this kind of serious injury."

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Surely that has to be a load of big cows arse, compo to him, kiss my arse. ASDA paid him enough to juggle a f*cking watermelon he can live on that. Whereas if they mean to his club, f*ck them as well... they nicked Emre off us (thank f*ck) and Scott Parker.

 

I don't like the boy, never have, and feel he should have stayed at home and nursed his poorly foot. To consider giving any money to him or club is distasteful in the extreme. This is football and clubs pay enough in insurance premiums so balls to him, balls to the Barcodes, balls to his golf handicap.

 

Phew, that's better.

ATB

 

Mac

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England and Newcastle striker Michael Owen will visit famed knee surgeon Dr Richard Steadman in a bid to treat his cruciate ligament injury. Hopefully this guy can save owen like he did to Bellemey and Alan Shearer

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England and Newcastle striker Michael Owen will visit famed knee surgeon Dr Richard Steadman in a bid to treat his cruciate ligament injury. Hopefully this guy can save owen like he did to Bellemey and Alan Shearer

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:D hes the man to see, thimk he will come back but iff hes the same player only time will tell ;)

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  • 2 weeks later...

I have ruptured the ligaments on both sides of my ankle 10 days ago (which explains why I am always on here!!!.

 

My injury was, and still is agony when I move, but to damage the ligaments in your knee is said to be worse, and much more difficult to operate and get good physiotherapy for.

 

Not a nice injury, if there is such a thing!

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Yeah knee is much worse done both and the knee is a nightmare, mine still isnt right, it pops out every now and then when im playing footy

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you think you have knee trouble? poor young me :P has a bone sticking out the side of me leg were me knee is and theres nowt the hosipital can do about it, now and again i cant walk coz of it but other times its fine, its were the fibular head is nd is fcukin sick

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you think you have knee trouble? poor young me :P has a bone sticking out the side of me leg were me knee is and theres nowt the hosipital can do about it, now and again i cant walk coz of it but other times its fine, its were the fibular head is nd is fcukin sick

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Thats sounds painful and very disgusting

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I have ruptured the ligaments on both sides of my ankle 10 days ago (which explains why I am always on here!!!.

 

My injury was, and still is agony when I move, but to damage the ligaments in your knee is said to be worse, and much more difficult to operate and get good physiotherapy for.

 

Not a nice injury, if there is such a thing!

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How long will it take to heal?

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