Ferdinand ruled out of World Cup

Updated: June 4, 2010, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- England captain Rio Ferdinand was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after injuring his left knee in the team's first full training session in South Africa.

The 31-year-old center back sustained the ligament damage while defending against striker Emile Heskey at England's training ground near Rustenburg a week before England's opener against the United States on June 12.

Hospital tests showed that Ferdinand will be out for four to six weeks and ...

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