Injury scare for Arsenal as Theo Walcott is hospitalised for chest scan

England's Theo Walcott is sent to hospital for a chest scan after a nasty collision with San Marino goalkeeper at Wembley

theo walcott
Theo Walcott was substituted early in the first half at Wembley Photo: Nike

theo walcott

Theo Walcott has been sent to hospital for a chest scan on a suspected broken rib following a nasty clash with San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini early on in England’s 5-0 win at Wembley.

The Arsenal forward was clattered to the ground by the shot-stopper on the edge of the penalty area in the fifth minute.

After receiving treatment, Walcott was substituted and despite leaving the field without help, he called for a stretcher after only managing to make it halfway around the Wembley pitch.

England boss Hodgson revealed that the 23-year-old would spend the night in hospital after the game.

“It was a penalty, that’s for sure,” Hodgson told ITV. “It was a very bad challenge. He’s in hospital and will stay in hospital overnight.

“He’s having scans and tests and we can only hope that it’s not too bad.

“But it was a very poor challenge and really we should have been 1-0 up even after two or three minutes from a penalty.”

Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Arsenal
Gary Neville
Gary Neville praises 'sensational' Man United star Edinson Cavani
Thomas Tuchel
Pat Nevin makes claim about Chelsea FC ahead of Man City final
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz makes admission to Chelsea FC fans about his position
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outrageous' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Arsenal
Gary Neville
Gary Neville praises 'sensational' Man United star Edinson Cavani
Thomas Tuchel
Pat Nevin makes claim about Chelsea FC ahead of Man City final
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz makes admission to Chelsea FC fans about his position
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outrageous' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature