Rio Ferdinand to miss England-Egypt game

BY foxsports • February 25, 2010

England captain Rio Ferdinand will miss Wednesday's exhibition game against Egypt because of a back injury.

The Manchester United defender had a recurrence of a long-term back injury in training last week and didn't play in Tuesday's Premier League victory over West Ham.

He was due to return after a four-game suspension but United manager Alex Ferguson said he ``tweaked'' his back, an injury that also ruled him out of Sunday's League Cup final against Aston Villa.

With England preparing to open the World Cup against the United States on June 12, Ferdinand replaced John Terry as England captain on Feb. 3.

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