posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 04:36 PM
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hobbled out of Old Trafford on Monday and could miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Wales next
month with what is feared to be a broken metatarsal bone.
He admitted that he would be "devastated" if the initial prognosis by Liverpool's medical team proves accurate.
When David Beckham suffered a similar injury eight weeks prior to the 2002 World Cup, it put his participation in doubt.
And although Beckham made a rapid return to action, the England skipper was lacking fitness for the Japan and South Korea co-hosted tournament.