Striker to miss out on Monday night trip to Basel.
England have been dealt a significant blow this afternoon, with the news that forward Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of Monday evening’s crucial European Championship qualifier against Switzerland with an injury sustained in training.
Sturridge was one of few bright sparks for the Three Lions during their tepid midweek victory over Norway infront of a sparse Wembley crowd – and his link-up player with Liverpool teammate Raheem Sterling was likely to be key to Roy Hodgson’s plans for the toughest fixture of their qualifying campaign for France 2016.
He will now return to Liverpool for treatment, with the Reds sure to be keen to ensure that Sturridge will be available for action as soon as possible – potentially their next Premier League clash against Aston Villa next weekend.
The report also confirms that England manager Roy Hodgson has not decided to call up a replacement for Sturridge to his squad, meaning that he will stick with the forwards currently in his squad, including Sturridge’s Anfield teammate Rickie Lambert and new England captain Wayne Rooney, who scored from the spot against Norway on Wednesday.
England qualifier at St. Jakob Park in Basel is likely to be the biggest test of their qualifying campaign, with both sides expecting to beat off the challenge of Slovenia and Estonia to qualify automatically for the next European Championship in France in two years’ time.