London, Nov.19 : A freak injury to England footballer Theo Walcott could keep him out for three months. According to The Sun, winger Walcott dislocated his right shoulder at the end of the England training session in Berlin last night.
The 19-year-old was challenged by Scott Parker and went down on the wet pitch. He was rushed to hospital in the German capital where his shoulder was put back in place. Walcott, who has just returned from injuring the same shoulder against Stoke, would have started tonight's friendly for England against Germany but instead was due to fly home to have his injury assessed for immediate surgery.
Shaun Wright-Phillips will replace him but England boss Fabio Capello hopes Walcott will recover quickly.
Capello said: "Our priority is Theo and making him as comfortable as possible before he returns to England. We're all very disappointed but the most important thing is for Theo to travel home and make a quick recovery."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, however, will be most disappointed since it looks likely Walcott will be out for a crucial period in the Gunners' faltering Premier League campaign.