Lukaku may miss SWC opener

2014-06-09 10:44
Romelu Lukaku (Gallo Images)
Romelu Lukaku (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, who suffered an ankle injury during his side's 1-0 win over Tunisia on Saturday, may have to miss the World Cup opener against Algeria on June 17th.

According to the Daily Mail, the 21-year-old striker will have to sit out training for the next four days, putting serious doubt on his chances of starting for Belgium in their opening Group H game.

With Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke already out of the World Cup squad due to an Achilles injury, Belgian fans will be particularly worried over their main striker's fitness with just three days to go until the World Cup kicks off.

Lukaku had been in great form, scoring three goals in a 5-1 win over Luxembourg and adding another in a 2-0 away win against Sweden over the past two weeks, as well as netting 16 times in 33 appearances on loan at Everton last season.

South Korea and Russia are Belgium's other Group H opponents and Lukaku will be hoping he'll be fit to face them both.

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