David James adds to England goalkeeping crisis

18 May 2009 11:02
James missed Portsmouth's 3-1 win over Sunderland with a neck problem but Paul hart, the Portsmouth manager, said: "The shoulder need to be operated on and if he has it now he has a good chance of being fit for the start of the season. But it does mean he will be out for the summer."[LNB]With Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster ruled out for two months, West Ham's Robert Green is likely to be Fabio Capello's first choice for thew qualifiers.[LNB] Related Articles2018 World Cup's tax burdenFA in pole for 2018Portsmouth 3 Sunderland 1England recall Ledley King for Slovakia and UkraineManuel Almunia: Arsenals Spanish keeper who would be England?s No 1Fabio Capello rewards resurgent Aaron LennonFoster, 26, has been sidelined for at least nine weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his thumb.[LNB]It means he will not be involved in the Champions League final against Barcelona on May 27 or the last league game at Hull on Sunday.[LNB]"It is big blow for Ben as not only will he miss the Champions League final but also England's summer internationals," manager Sir Alex Ferguson said.[LNB]"Ben has tried to continue the season with this injury but it got so critical that an operation was the only way forward.[LNB]"It is disappointing for him but the important thing was to get this operation done."[LNB]Foster has been desperately unlucky with injuries at United. After initially impressing in two loan stints with Watford he returned to undergo knee surgery.[LNB]He has made nine appearances for the United this season, including a match-winning performance in the penalty shoot-out victory against Tottenham in the Carling Cup final. [LNB] 

Source: Telegraph