Owen carried from field after two minutes against Sweden

Owen carried from field after two minutes against Sweden
Owen carried from field after two minutes against Sweden

England striker Michael Owen was carried from the field two minutes into Tuesday's World Cup match against Sweden with what looked like a serious knee injury.

Owen's right knee buckled beneath him just after he had played a pass. He lay on the sidelines clutching his leg while play continued, was treated by doctors and then strapped to a stretcher and taken away.

He was replaced by Peter Crouch.

Owen only returned last month from a broken foot sustained on Dec. 31. He had been substituted after less than an hour mark in England's opening two World Cup games.

England has already qualified for the second round of the World Cup. It only needs a draw with Sweden to advance as Group B winner, reports AP.

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