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London 2012 Olympics: Hannah England injury worry for trials

England injury has Van Commenee worried with Olympic trials looming

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17:56 GMT, 31 May 2012

World silver medallist Hannah England faces an uphill battle to compete at the Olympic trials after suffering an achilles injury.

England, who won a surprise silver in the 1,500 metres in Daegu last year, was spiked during a race in Hengelo on Sunday and will be out for 'several' weeks according to UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee.

The Olympic trials in Birmingham are just three weeks away, with the first two athletes in each event qualifying automatically for the Games, providing they hold a current 'A' standard. One other discretionary place is also available to the selectors.

At a price: Hannah England (centre) won in Hengelo on Sunday but was hurt

At a price: Hannah England (centre) won in Hengelo on Sunday but was hurt

Van Commenee said: 'Hannah England got a spike in her achilles tendon. Although she won the race she will be out for a number of weeks, which is not good news. That is a worry.

'She's had no surgery but she had to be in hospital a few days. We're using all the modern technology to get the wound healing quickly. She won't necessarily be running straight away, but cross-training and other things.'

Silver lining: England was a surprise medallist in the 1,500m in Daegu

Silver lining: England was a surprise medallist in the 1,500m in Daegu

Asked if the 25-year-old will be fit for the trials, Van Commenee added: 'She'll try. We're working towards that scenario but it's impossible at this point to predict.'

England sounded slightly more upbeat on her Facebook fan page, adding: 'Glad to get an A qualifier and a win in Hengelo on Sunday. Got some battle scars though from being spiked. No stitches but will have some cool scars! Taking it easy this week to avoid infection and reduce risk of any lingering problems.'

Gareth Bale suffers hamstring injury

Bale blow for Tottenham with winger set to miss three weeks after hamstring tear

Gareth Bale has torn his hamstring and is a major doubt for Tottenham's crunch clash with Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Bale suffered the injury while training with Wales ahead of the testimonial match for Gary Speed and could miss up to three weeks with the Champions League chasing north Londoners.

It is understood the tear is a graded one – the least severe – but the usual healing times of between 10 and 21 days for such an injury comes at a crucial time for Harry Redknapp.

Spurred on: Bale looks set to miss the key clash with United at White Hart Lane

Spurred on: Bale looks set to miss the key clash with United at White Hart Lane

Tottenham medical staff have assessed Bale who remains hopeful of playing some part in the clash with United but is unlikely to feature as the club move to prevent a deterioration of the injury.

The news is a major headaches for Redknapp who is hoping his side can bounce back after the 5-2 demolition they suffered at the hands of rivals Arsenal last weekend.

The gap between the two clubs is now just seven points with 12 game remaining and that could be cut to just four after the weekend's fixtures.

Bale has continued to impress again this season – scoring 10 league goals – and has raised interest from a number of Europe's elite clubs, including Barcelona.

International duty: Bale suffered the injury during training with Wales

International duty: Bale suffered the injury during training with Wales

Please heal me quicker! Wilshere hooked up to machine in race to be fit for Euros

Please heal me quicker! Wilshere hooked up to machine in race to be fit for Euros

Jack Wilshere has turned to an exogen machine in a bid to mend his injured ankle in time to make England’s Euro 2012 squad this summer.

The Arsenal midfielder has been out since last June and was expected to return this month, but a stress fracture suffered in training in January ruled him out for the rest of the season.

On the mend: Wilshere hopes the exogen machine will quicken his recovery

On the mend: Wilshere hopes the exogen machine will quicken his recovery

Currently on holiday with his girlfriend and son, Wilshere posted on Twitter a picture of the device attached to his ankle and tweeted: 'Dear exogen machine…please heal me quicker…love from your number one customer!'

Like father like son: Wilshere is currently on holiday

Like father like son: Wilshere is currently on holiday

The machine is an ultrasound bone healing system and is the only bone healing device proved to accelerate the healing of fractures.

Given the recent drama surrounding the national team, England fans will hope it does the trick and Wilshere is back in time to travel to Poland.

Like father like son: Wilshere is currently on holiday