World Cup qualifiers: Chest injury rules Theo Walcott out of Poland clash

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 08:28

England winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out of Tuesday`s World Cup qualifying clash with Poland due to a chest injury.

The Arsenal attacker was replaced by Aaron Lennon 10 minutes into the Three Lions` win over San Marino on Friday, following a challenge from goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini which Roy Hodgson later described as "reckless".

The 23-year-old subsequently spent the night in hospital and will now miss out on his country`s next game in Warsaw.

However, whether the former Southampton star will be absent for any games for his club side Arsenal is as yet unclear.

England currently top Group H with seven points but have played a game more than their next opponents, who have four points.

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First Published: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 08:28

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