Surprise surprise. Well, why wait til the start of the season to rule yourself out of games, when you can get in there early, during the close season.
Thats what Tomas Rosicky has done. Speaking after the Czechs' defeat to Turkey, he said
It will be yet a long time before I return, but at the start of the new season - some time in August - I will hopefully start with training.
You know those Adidas adverts with Anelka sporting the bionic robo-legs? Can we not put in an order for a pair of them, for Tommy, the poor lad?
Aaron Ramsey, it looks like it's in your hands to make the left wing berth your own...