Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical:

Dirty Tackle

Theo Walcott hospitalized after challenge from San Marino goalkeeper/accountant

Dirty Tackle

"This is what happens to the enemies of reasonable financial policies." (Getty)

Three days after Arsenal's latest warning to contract hold-out Theo Walcott that they would not break their wage structure for him, he gets sent to the hospital by an accountant during England's 5-0 win against San Marino. Coincidence? Yes.

Walcott had to leave the match after San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini, who is also a qualified accountant, charged off his line and collided with him in just the fourth minute of the match. Walcott was taken to a local hospital for an overnight stay after he coughed up blood as a result of a chest injury that seems likely to keep him out of Tuesday's match against Poland.

Here's video of the collision...


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