The Reuters global sports blog
from Reuters Soccer Blog:
A top player seems to get injured on the eve of every major tournament and this year it looks like Didier Drogba and Rio Ferdinand have suffered the World Cup curse.
Ivory Coast captain Drogba is seriously doubtful for the extravaganza after injuring his elbow in a friendly against Japan on Friday.
England captain Ferdinand is out of the tournament after he hobbled out of hospital on crutches following a scan on his injured left knee.
The 31-year-old defender suffered the injury in the final minutes of England’s first major training session in South Africa after he went into a tackle and fell badly.