You know what, I've become increasingly optimistic today. I was awfully depressed yesterday having heard the news along with 15,000 other people at Bristol City. I was shocked.
But now, it will be around 6 weeks.
Rooney is a determined young player, so not a lot will get in his way.
We are lucky to have an easy group which shouldn't cause us problems even if we were without Beckham, Terry, Lampard and the rest to be honest.
So now we are talking 8 weeks until group stages, in which time he should be ok.
When/if we reach the final, it will be 10 weeks in by which time he should be fully recovered.
PLUS! I just heard yesterday on Sky Sports News that David Nugent (dunno which team) broke his 5th metatarsal (even worse than Rooney) and he was back playing after 6 weeks, and that he thinks Rooney has a good chance of playing!
Secondly, Owen had another scan, and nothing was detected, and doctors have said that the swelling was normal, so it's looking good there.
So cheer up England fans, we're on our way to victory.
He who thinks too much about every step he takes will stay on one leg all his life.