Cole, who currently plays for Chelsea, limped off the field in the second half of Wednesday’s game.
It was revealed on Thursday that Cole has suffered a fracture of his left ankle, and will sit out for approximately the next three months.
Although he should, theoretically, be back in mid-May, that maybe too tight for England. It would give Cole only a month and a half and a handful of games to get back into top game form.
It Cole doesn’t make it back, his under-study, Wayne Bridge may have to take his spot. This may complicate things even more for England, as having Bridge and John Terry in the same locker room may prove to be too much.
Terry, who had an affair with Bridge’s girlfriend, has already been stripped of his captaincy, but is still first-choice on the team.
Stephen Warnock of Aston Villa currently pushing hard to be promoted above Bridge, who has been plagued by injures and poor form at Manchester City this season.
Poor, poor England. I may not be cheering for them, but I do hope their luck gets a little better soon!!