English football fans were anxiously waiting for further team news today, after injuries to several key players left a question mark over their participation in various leisure and social activities this weekend.
Frank Lampard stretched a muscle playing Wii and now looks doubtful for the long-awaited Sunday lunch round at John Terry’s house. ‘Frank’s really gutted’ said his agent, ‘This was the big one he’d been looking forward to all season, and then he picks up an injury playing Wii golf.’
Meanwhile England striker Wayne Rooney faced possible disappointment over Saturday’s key Summer fete opening after he injured himself tripping over a sandcastle. ‘We are urging him to rest the ankle this weekend’ explained the England physio, ‘so that he is available for selection for Wednesday night’s big trip to the cinema.’
There is better news on Joe Cole who has recovered from getting sun tan lotion in his eyes, and he has reported fit for the swimming pool and PS3 double header at Michael Carrick’s house.
England’s physio complained that the leisure fixture congestion at this time of year made injury all too likely. ‘I asked the team why they can’t just spend a few nights in and see what’s on the telly? And they just went all quiet and sort of depressed.’
14th June 2008