It wouldn’t be a World Cup without a broken metatarsal

David Strettle’s World Cup hopes may be over after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.  He has been seeing specialists to ascertain whether he will be fit in time for the start of the tournament in September.

England’s public probably know more about metatarsal injuries than anyone else, after following David Beckham and Wayne Rooney’s similar problems – so based on that (almost expert!) knowledge, it is unlikely Strettle will recover in time.