Rio ready after injury problems

13 May 2010 09:59
England captain Rio Ferdinand has told Fabio Capello his injury nightmare is over and he is ready to play a central role at the World Cup.[LNB] The Manchester United defender has been plagued with setbacks throughout the domestic campaign, meaning he has just started 12 Premier League outings for Sir Alex Ferguson's team.[LNB]The 31-year-old saw a back specialist two weeks ago to ensure he has no further problems that could hamper his chances in the World Cup finals.[LNB]The Three Lions skipper is confident he is fit and ready to take up his position as captain in South Africa and believes his injury problems are behind him.[LNB]Ferdinand said: "It has been a frustrating time but you've got to get on with it.[LNB]"Hopefully now I'm coming out the back end of it and, fingers crossed, I will not get any more injuries."[LNB]England's first game comes against the United States on 12th June and Ferdinand cannot wait to lead his team out for the Group C curtain-raiser.[LNB]He added: "It's every kid's dream (to be captain). It's an incredible honour and I think it will only sink in when the time comes."

Source: Team_Talk