Smith, whose hopes of a place in England's World Cup squad appear to be in jeopardy, needed oxygen as he was carried off on a stretcher, and Ferguson reported it was 'one of the worst' injuries he had witnessed.Not to kick a man when he's down, but did Smith really hope to go to Germany as anything but a spectator? Did he think it, or is this just the press looking to make an emotional story even more heart-wrenching?
Exactly which position would Smith fill in the squad? Striker, perhaps his natural postion, but one he doesn't play anymore? Or midfield, where he is neither a natural nor a regular starter.