England manager Roy Hodgson announces his World Cup squad on May 12 and here Simon Peach looks at the injury worries he could have to contend with, following the news Andros Townsend will miss the tournament.
Phil Jagielka (24 caps, one goal)
The Everton captain has been out with a hamstring problem since the end of February. Last week manager Roberto Martinez confirmed Jagielka is back in first-team training and doing his "own programme", promising not to rush the defender back. He did, though, suggest he may return for the squad to face Manchester City on May 3.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (14 caps, three goals)
The Arsenal midfielder was forced to watch Monday's 3-0 over Newcastle from the stands due to a groin problem. Arsene Wenger thinks he will be fit for the World Cup, but the injury will leave the England man touch-and-go for the FA Cup final against Hull on May 17.
Jay Rodriguez (one cap, no goals)
After a fine season with Southampton in which he netted 17 goals, the 24-year-old was in the running for a spot in England's 23-man squad. However, Rodriguez landed awkwardly during April's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City, rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and extinguishing the attacker's hopes of going to the World Cup.
Kyle Walker (10 caps, no goals)
The right-back had to pull out of last month's friendly with Denmark through injury and has not featured for Tottenham in six weeks. Head coach Tim Sherwood called Walker's pelvic problem "nagging" and recently confirmed he is "no nearer" to returning to training, casting doubt over his World Cup spot.
Theo Walcott (36 caps, six goals)
The 25-year-old will miss the World Cup following anterior cruciate ligament damage sustained when making a defensive tackle during the closing stages of the third-round FA Cup win over Tottenham in January. Walcott this week admitted a return "for the early part of next season" is the goal.
Jack Wilshere (15 caps, no goals)
Having endured several injury setbacks since breaking into the Arsenal first team as a 16-year-old, the midfielder has been side-lined since suffering a hairline fracture in his foot while playing in the Three Lions' 1-0 win over Denmark on March 5. Wilshere is expected to be back in contention for the last game of the Premier League campaign at Norwich and Wenger believes there should be no concerns over his availability with England.