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Walcott to miss World Cup following knee injury

Monday - 1/6/2014, 2:40pm  ET

Arsenal's Theo Walcott gestures to the crowd to show the score of 2-0, as he is stretchered off in front of Tottenham fans during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Arsenal won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will miss the World Cup for England after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Walcott was carried off on a stretcher near the end of Arsenal's 2-0 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Gunners said Monday he will have surgery and "is expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer."


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