We all knew it was coming didn't we?
After a fantastic season in which he has carried United almost singlehandidly in the Premier League title race it was invetibale Wayne Rooney would pick up an injury in the build up to the Word Cup.
Playing him just a week after spraining his ankle was bad enough but now it appears a groin injury, which saw him sit out the 3-1 win over Spurs, will curtail the striker for the rest of the season.
Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed before the Spurs game on Saturday the injury could keep him out for 2-3 weeks. If that is the case then a months rest should see him right for the big kick off in South Africa. However what worries me most is United gambling on Rooney'a fitness to secure them the title(which will happen I gurantee you!) running the risk of a serious injury which will keep him out for longer - a serious groin strain could rule him off for a month or more easy.
I suppose it is all part of the hysterical build to the biannual soap opera that is England in a major tournament - but it would be nice if it could be straight forward for once...
Crossed fingers all round!