Apparently Wayne Rooney is to be out of action for two months, meaning he will miss four England European Championship qualifiers and a friendly against Germany.
On the BBC website Alan Shearer describes Rooney's absence as "devastating for England and Steve McLaren". I disagree.
The statistics show that Rooney has not scored a goal in a competitive England match since joining Manchester united three years ago. Indeed his biggest contribution to England in the last three years was getting himself sent off against Portugal in the last world cup, and thus contributing to England's elimination from the tournament.
Some loss ?