7 Jan 2014

Arsenal's Walcott will miss World Cup

7:45 am on 7 January 2014

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out for at least six months after rupturing knee ligaments and will miss this year's football World Cup.

Walcott suffered the injury during the 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round and he left the field on a stretcher.

Walcott had only recently returned from an abdominal injury.