England international striker Wayne Rooney has continued with his training regime in order to regain his full fitness for the World Cup.
Although the problem is not said to be threatening and should be got rid of by the time the gala tournament in Brazil kicks off on June 12, Rooney is not taking any chances and is making sure that he recovers fully.
Rooney, who took two fitness coaches with him on holiday to the Algarve, has posted a video of him training on his official Facebook page to reassure the England fans that he will be in the best physical shape for the World Cup.
At 28, this may be Rooney’s last genuine chance of winning the World Cup. The former Everton forward featured for the Three Lions in Germany in 2006 and then in South Africa four years later, but on both occasions he struggled with injuries in the run-up to the tournaments.
The injury curse has struck again, but this time the England star is doing all he can to ensure that he is 100% when his country needs him the most. And England will need him to progress from their group.
Roy Hodgson’s side have been pitted against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D. This is said to be the toughest group in the tournament. The Italians and the South Americans will be favourites to finish in the top two, while Costa Rica could prove to be tricky for the Three Lions.
However, hope springs eternal, and Rooney and his England teammates will head to Brazil determined to win football’s greatest competition.