Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss three weeks with knee injury

Richard Heathcote

The England winger could be forced off the World Cup roster after suffering a knee injury in Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador.

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According to SkySports, English winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be out up to three weeks after injuring his knee in a friendly against Ecuador on Wednesday.

The injury occurred in the 63rd minute of England friendly at Sun-Life Park in Miami, Fla. when Ecuador midfielder Carlos Gruezo fell awkwardly into Oxlade-Chamberlain's leg, causing his knee to buckle.

While there's yet to be an official announcement out of the England camp, it appears that Roy Hodgson has a decision to make about whether to leave Oxlade-Chamberlain on the 23-man roster or to replace him with on of his stand-by options. There's been plenty of media speculation about who Hodgson might call-up to replace Ox should the need arise.

Manchester United midfielders Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley are the leading candidates.

England begins group stage play on Saturday, June 14th against Italy.

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