Undeterred about the potential of his knee injury keeping him on the sidelines for a period of up to three weeks, Arsenal and England wonderkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to stay positive, work hard and ensure his recovery is as efficient and swift as possible so that he does not miss out on all of his country's matches in the arduous Group D of the upcoming FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, 20, made a strong case to manager Roy Hodgson that he was deserving of a starting role in the Three Lions' first opportunity to roar, against Italy on Saturday, June 14, as the youngster possesses the tricky ability to panic opposition defences.
Much like he did against Ecuador on Wednesday evening, where England drew 2-2, Oxlade-Chamberlain can run at pace with the ball at his feet, running past centre backs as if they were cones on a training ground.
A knee complaint forced Hodgson's hand early against the South Americans at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami last night, as the attacker was brought off the field amid fears he had injured his cruciate.
An initial estimate for his recovery was released earlier today, by Sky Sports, who gave the Gunner a ten to 21 day window to return to full fitness.
Even if Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready ahead of schedule, he will still likely miss the opening examination against Mario Balotelli, Giorgio Chiellini and company, but could, if he stays positive, feature against Uruguay and/or Costa Rica.
He said on the photograph posted below on Instagram: "[I am] gutted to have picked up an injury yesterday. I'm staying positive and getting to work with the medical team on recovery… fingers crossed!"
On another post, he said: "Love life, stay positive and always smile."