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Man City Midfielder Gareth Barry Ruled Out of Euro 2012 With Groin Injury

Etihad Stadium star’s scan reveals torn muscle.

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Euro 2012: Injury rules Gareth Barry out of Euros

Gareth Barry has been ruled out of Euro 2012 because of a groin injury, the Football Association has confirmed.

The England midfielder, 31, had a scan earlier on Monday, which confirmed he had a tear to the muscle in his lower abdomen.

“I’m very disappointed to lose Gareth,” said manager Roy Hodgson. “I’m sure he will still have a part to play with England after the Euros.”

Hodgson has called up Everton defender Phil Jagielka to replace Barry.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

Man City midfielder Gareth Barry was forced off during the friendly with Norway having barely played 25 minutes. Roy Hodgson has to submit his final 23 man squad by tomorrow afternoon so clearly had to make a decison on his case fairly swiftly.

The 31 year old played a crucial role in Man City’s Premier League title triumph, making 39 starts in all competitions last term.

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