England have emerged as the latest World Cup side to suffer an injury setback as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain awaits a scan on his knee after being subbed off against Ecuador.
The Three Lions blew hot and cold in the 2-2 draw in Miami last night which ended on a sour note as Raheem Sterling saw red for a foul on Antonio Valencia, who was also given his marching orders for reacting badly to the challenge.
It was the latter’s namesake, Enner Valencia who put the South American side ahead on 8 minutes before goals either side of the interval from Wayne Rooney and Rickie Lambert gave England the lead, but Michael Arroyo scored a breathtaking equaliser for Ecuador with 20 minutes to play moments after coming off the bench.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s involvement in the game ended with half an hour to play following a challenge with Carlos Gruezo and the Arsenal man is set for a scan later today to fully assess the injury. England boss Roy Hodgson had this to say on the injury after the game, “It would be an enormous blow to lose him. He did ever so well and looked really, really sharp. At the moment, he doesn’t know how to feel because he doesn’t know how serious the injury is.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain is now a doubt for England’s final warm-up game against Honduras and may not be available for their opening Group D game with Italy in Manaus on June 14th.
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