N4: GONG SUN: In a depression at the border of 1st metatarsal bone
England captain David Beckham gets to grips with his first World Cup training session since breaking a metatarsal bone
in his foot last month.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "He has broken the metatarsal bone
believe it or not, which is very unusual."
Centre forward McCarthy has been out of action since breaking a metatarsal bone
in his foot during the Munster semi-final clash between the two teams on June 17.
Manchester United have agreed to the England coach's request to scan the striker's broken metatarsal bone
on June 7, a week earlier than originally planned.
A scan today revealed that the Liverpool midfielder has fractured the second metatarsal bone
of his left foot - the same injury suffered by David Beckham and Gary Neville.
Now, Ken McPeek (left) has broken the fifth metatarsal bone
in one of his feet, also playing basketball.
It was confirmed today that Beckham has broken the second metatarsal bone
in his left foot, ruling him out for six to eight weeks and making him a genuine doubt for the World Cup that kicks off for England against Sweden on June 2.
Despite Niall McCarthy's broken metatarsal bone
, which will sideline the Carrigtwohill dynamo for another six weeks, Timmy McCarthy has failed to break back into the team.
Manchester United will announce at lunchtime the result of a scan taken yesterday of their star striker's broken metatarsal bone
The striker is currently sidelined from the pitch after breaking a metatarsal bone
in his right foot during a match on New Year's Eve.
The Manchester United defender is facing a race against time to be fit after breaking a metatarsal bone
in his left foot during Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen.