Much to my surprise, Wayne Rooney's been cleared to play in the World Cup. I have mixed feelings about this: on the one hand, he's a phenomenal player and will be interesting to watch; on the other, this might improve England's chances of advancing, in which case I may have to give up English newspapers until some time in July.
Still, given the lack of match-fitness and the speed with which he plays, one wonders. I also can't help but wonder if some dickhead like Cannavaro won't be taking careful aim.
However, I can guarantee you this: if Rooney has a nasty re-injury, the shortest delay between a stimulus and human response will go from "green light / Boston driver honking" to "broken metatarsal / Man United Lawyer suing."