England manager Gareth Southgate has received two major injury setbacks ahead of the upcoming international break.
Both Jack Grealish and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been forced to withdraw from the England squad due to injuries sustained prior to the camp.
Grealish suffered an injury during Manchester City’s recent win over Sheffield United and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.
Alexander-Arnold, on the other hand, limped out of Liverpool’s victory over Aston Villa and will undergo a scan to determine the extent of his injury.
Southgate has decided not to call up any replacements for the injured duo, which will be disappointing news for Raheem Sterling, who was initially left out of the squad.
Southgate explained that he wanted to stick with the same group of players who performed well in previous matches and that there is strong competition for places in the attacking areas.
He expressed confidence in Sterling’s abilities and believes he will have an excellent season with Chelsea.
This article was updated 1 month ago