The 23-year-old is out of the Slovenia and Scotland games.
Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has pulled out of the England squad to play Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday and Scotland in an international friendly the following Tuesday.
BREAKING: Andros Townsend withdraws from England squad to play Slovenia and Scotland. #SSNHQ
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Townsend has not trained with the Three Lions for the past two days due to an ankle injury and has now been sent back to Tottenham to have the problem further assessed.
However, the 23-year-old’s knock is considered to be minor and it is unlikely it will keep the attacking midfielder out of action for long.
Roy Hodgson’s men are looking to maintain their 100% start to qualification when they take on the Slovenians at Wembley Stadium at the weekend, knowing three points will edge them closer to the tournament in France.
After the disappointment of exiting the 2014 World Cup at the Group Stage and without picking up a single win, Hodgson is sure to be pleased his side are doing so well in a qualifying group that also features highly rated Switzerland.
With the next Euros having been expanded from the usual 16 teams to 32, it looks as if barring anything extraordinary the English should qualify without too much difficulty having already beaten the Swiss, San Marino and Estonia.