Owen fit after new injury scare

2006-05-30 11:36

Manchester - Striker Michael Owen has been given the all-clear to play in the friendly against Hungary at Old Trafford on Tuesday after a new injury scare.

Owen has only just fully recovered from breaking a bone in his foot on New Year's Eve, but it was a "tight thigh" after training on Monday that caused manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to send him to hospital for a scan.

The results showed no serious problem and Owen will take his place in what Eriksson has said will be the team he expects to play against Paraguay, on June 10 in England's World Cup opener.

Owen is expected to be the lone striker being preferred to Liverpool's Peter Crouch in and is set to play in front of a five-man midfield.

A good, and injury-free performance from him will boost the mood in the England camp which plunged on Monday with indications that Wayne Rooney's hopes of recovering in time from a broken bone in his foot are slim.


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