Robbo concern for Bridge
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Robinson has expressed concern about Wayne Bridge's ankle injury.Paul Robinson has expressed his concern regarding the ankle injury picked up by England team-mate Wayne Bridge.
The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper accidently collided with the on-loan Fulham left back during Wednesday's 2-1 friendly win over Uruguay at Anfield.
Chelsea man Bridge now faces up to month on the sidelines with the injury - thus handing a dilemma to Three Lions boss Sven Goran Eriksson, as Arsenal's Ashley Cole injured an ankle of his own in a reserve match for The Gunners.
Former Leeds United custodian Robinson feared that Bridge had broken something in the collision, just like Michael Owen had done in breaking his foot when he collided with the Spurs keeper when playing for Newcastle United on New Year's Eve.
"I was worried when Wayne went down," Robinson told The Sun. "After what happened with Michael, I was concerned Wayne might have broken something too.
"I'm glad he will be back sooner rather than later.
"It's so unfortunate for Bridgey, but I've spoken to him briefly and and it's not as serious as first feared.
"Everyone knows the strength of character he showed to come back from his ankle injury.
"I'm sure he can still make the World Cup."
One player that was not happy with his performance is England centre back Rio Ferdinand.
The Manchester United defender, who has come in for some criticism from some quarters this season, believes he was not at his best against the Uruguayans.
"I didn't feel I played well," said Ferdinand. "Sometimes, you have to say so and I didn't perform as well as I normally do.
"Having said that, there wasn't much we could have done about Uruguay's goal. It was fantastic."