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The England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed he has spoken to Theo Walcott after the Arsenal forward was ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, meaning he will miss the World Cup in Brazil.
Former England striker Michael Owen - who ruptured his cruciate ligament during a 2006 World Cup match - wished Theo Walcott a "speedy recovery" from the same injury.
Walcott's Arsenal teammate Aaron Ramsey echoed Owen's sentiments:
England goalkeeper John Ruddy suggested Walcott's injury could present an international opportunity for his Norwich teammate Nathan Redmond.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out of football for at least six months with a knee injury, his club has announced.
His ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) means that an appearance at the World Cup in Brazil in June is unlikely.
The injury requires reconstructive surgery and a long period of physiotherapy to rehabilitate the knee.
Former England Michael Owen striker ruptured his ACL while playing for his country at the 2006 World Cup against Sweden.