Sturridge ruled out of Swiss clash through injury

England and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will miss the European Championships qualifying opener after he sustained a thigh injury in Friday’s training session, Sky Sports is reporting.

Sturridge reportedly suffered a knock in training and was sent for scans, although the nature of his injury was not revealed by the FA, instead simply stating he would be assessed by medical staff before and after the scan – and has now been subsequently been ruled out of the Switzerland game.

A statement has now been released confirming the striker will take no part in the game, much to the disappointment of Sturridge himself.

He wrote on Twitter: “Heartbroken soul right now. Nothing worse than being injured. Hopefully be back soon fighting fit for LFC.”

It has not been confirmed how long he will be out for.

England also have lingering injury concerns of centre back Gary Cahill, who limped out of the uninspiring 1-0 friendly win over Norway in midweek.

He will be monitored up until kick off and if unable to play will be likely to see Phil Jagielka take his place.

Hodgson was left with 17 out of the 20 men he picked last month and training sessions have reportedly included some of England’s U20 squad to boost numbers.

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