In what could be a major blow to the World Cup in Africa, the continent's star footballer could miss the event after an injury today. Didier Drogba was initially ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining a fractured elbow in the first 20 minutes of the Ivory Coast's friendly game against Japan. But expectations were quickly dialed up, reports Goal.com
The Chelsea player's agent, Thierno Seydi, still believes his client could feature despite the injury. 'I am not a doctor, but it looks like he will have an operation. We'll see, but there is still a chance [he could play]. But there are no guarantees yet.' And the Ivory Coast Football Federation were equally as adamant their star could play some part....Meanwhile, Goal.com contacted a specialist at a sports clinic in Paris, who believes that the 32-year-old will not be back on the field in the near future.
Meanwhile: Football superstar Rio Ferdinand, England’s captain, has been ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury sustained during training today. The injury came just only eight days before England will open the tournament against the United States in South Africa.