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Heskey ruled out of Ukraine match

Emile Heskey has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine on Wednesday. The Wigan striker limped off during Saturday's 4-0 friendly win over Slovakia.

With Carlton Cole and Peter Crouch picking up injuries in the second half, Fabio Capello has called up Spurs' Darren Bent to his injury hit squad.

The injuries leave England with just two fit strikers for Wednesday's crucial qualifier. Despite the long list of absentees up front it still looks unlikely that Capello will call up veteran Michael Owen. The most likely scenario will see Steven Gerrard playing just off Rooney as he has been doing for Liverpool since Torres returned from injury.

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