Metatarsal scare worries Wes

LONDON - Manchester United and England defender Wes Brown will know later on Monday whether a foot injury he sustained on Saturday at Wolverhampton Wanderers will dent his chances of playing in the World Cup finals.

Brown was replaced at half time in United's 1-0 win at Wolves and left Molineux with his foot in a protective boot after a tackle with midfielder Matthew Jarvis.

Brown, who broke a metatarsal just over a year ago, won his 23rd cap for England against Egypt last Wednesday and is expected to be in Fabio Capello's squad for the World Cup in three months' time.

However, if test results show he has broken another metatarsal, he faces a race against time to be fit for South Africa.

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