Manchester United's Wes Brown faces six-week lay-off
Brown will be slightly anxious over making the World Cup in South Africa
Manchester United and England defender Wes Brown faces a lay-off of four to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot suffered at Wolves on Saturday.
The 30-year-old was hurt after a challenge with Matt Jarvis and left Molineux with his foot in a protective boot before having a scan on Sunday.
"It's just unfortunate," United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said. "He has had a career blighted by injury."
There had been fears the injury would rule him out of the summer's World Cup.
But the news will be concerning for England boss Fabio Capello as Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson is only just making his way back from a knee ligament problem which has kept him out since the end of December.
England's campaign in South Africa kicks off on 12 June against the United States.
Brown will miss Wednesday's Champions League last-16 return leg against AC Milan and a majority of United's end-of-season fixture programme.
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