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Andros Townsend Ruled Out Of World Cup Due To Ankle Ligament Injury, But It’s Not All Doom And Gloom…

By Chris Wright

Britain England Germany Soccer

It’s been confirmed this afternoon that Andros Townsend has officially seen his World Cup aspirations all but certainly go up in smoke after being ruled out for the next ten weeks with an ankle injury.

Townsend came on for the last 10 minutes of Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Stoke but left the Britannia in a protective boot afterwards having knackered his ankle ligaments – as his x-rays later confirmed.

The World Cup starts in six weeks-ish (42 days to be precise) and Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he will announce his 23-man England squad on Monday, May 12th, so, with the aforementioned 10-week lay-off in mind, it’s not looking particularly good for Townsend.

Personally, we couldn’t give two figs that he won’t be on the plane as we really don’t rate him as being much more than an okay lower-Premier League/upper-Championship-level wideman – though it’s definitely a kick in the yams for a player that, in all fairness, performed well enough for England (on a relatively sporadic basis) during the qualifiers.

Thankfully, however, this cloud does have a silver lining – as at least the Spurs winger can now devote his time to properly protecting his watercress collection…


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By Chris on April 30th, 2014 in Injuries, International football, Newsnow, Tottenham Hotspur, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

6 Responses to “Andros Townsend Ruled Out Of World Cup Due To Ankle Ligament Injury, But It’s Not All Doom And Gloom…”

  1. Karma says:

    Where are all the Gobby Spurs fans that mocked Walcott when his injury revealed he’d miss the World Cup? Remember all those repugnant tweets about his injury? Karma, boys, karma! And maybe Townsend will learn to keep his gobby mouth shut about selfies too whilst he recovers. Get well soon, mate – Enjoy watching the Cup Final next month when more selfies will be taken and sent to you!

  2. woy says:

    Don’t think he deserved to go anyway.vastly overrated poor form and poor end product. Gutted it’s not Andy Townsend staying home can’t stand that man

  3. Jack says:

    Karma shut the fuck up you mong.

  4. Moi says:

    This guy is overrated.

  5. Jarren says:

    Has Ludacris been on a diet?

  6. tom the bees fan says:

    Good! hes rubbish anyway, he couldn’t even get in the Tottenham team. what is it with people he had one good game and everyone went on about him like he was the next Ronaldo

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