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.
Arsenal striker Theo Walcott infuriated Tottenham fans by making a 2-0 gesture towards them as he was stretchered off the pitch towards the end of his side's FA Cup third round win.
Goals from Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky sealed the win for the home side.
Walcott was carried from the field after appearing to injure his knee during a challenge late in the game.
Asked about the incident after the match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "The doctors said to me the coins were raining over his head [from the away fans] and that is why."
Theo Walcott told ITV News that he hadn't heard anything about a Europol claim that a Champions League match held in England had been fixed.
"It's a shame if it is found that way, but hopefully it's not," the Arsenal and England forward said.
"It's something that we don't want involved in the sport at all...it's something in the game that we need to get out."
England and Arsenal footballer Theo Walcott and his mother, a retired midwife, have joined the midwife campaign.
Walcott said: "I have grown up knowing how important midwives are because my mum was a midwife for the NHS and also worked independently.
"She taught mums about healthy eating and giving babies the best start in life."
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been passed fit to play in England's final Group D game against Ukraine tomorrow night, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.