King expected miss next England match

Ledley King is expected to miss England’s next World Cup match

after injuring his groin in the 1-1 draw against the United


England coach Fabio Capello said King was replaced by Jamie

Carragher after halftime in Saturday’s Group C opener because he

hurt an abductor muscle.

He gave no further details but said he expected King, whose

career at Tottenham has been dogged by chronic knee problems, to be

fit again only in time for England’s last group game against

Slovenia on June 23.

England’s next match is Algeria on Friday in Cape Town.