Man United man withdraws from upcoming international fixtures.
Rio Ferdinand has pulled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers.
The 34 year old made the decision after a meeting with England boss Roy Hodgson according to BBC Sport.
Ferdinand has confirmed he wishes to play for England in the future.
“I’m disappointed Rio will not be available, but due to the detailed medical programme he must follow it’s not possible,” said Hodgson.
Ferdinand was recalled to the England set-up by Hodgson but is unavailable for the games against San Marino and Montenegro that take place over the next ten days.
Rio Ferdinand has started 25 Man United fixtures in all competitions this season and played all 90 minutes of the club’s narrow win over Reading on the weekend.
Micheal Dawson and Gary Cahill have also withdrawn from the squad leaving Hodgson having to call up Tottenham youngster Steven Caulker.