England goalkeeper Jack Butland took to Twitter on Sunday evening to confirm that he has fractured his ankle.
The Stoke City No. 1 started the Three Lions’ friendly against Germany in Berlin on Saturday evening, but appeared to be at fault for the first goal when he let a long-range effort from Toni Kroos squeeze past him at the near post.
However, replays indicated that the stopper was in some discomfort after appearing to injure himself moments beforehand when taking a goal kick.
Butland, who was himself replacing the injured Joe Hart, was replaced by Southampton goalie Fraser Forster, who was beaten by Mario Gomez soon afterwards.
Taking to his social media account @JackButland_One on Sunday, the keeper confirmed that a scan has revealed he has fractured his ankle and is ‘absolutely devastated’ by the news.
Today’s scan revealed I’ve fractured my ankle, absolutely devasted! I’ll be doing everything I can to get back fit as soon as I can! ????????????????
— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) March 27, 2016
The Press Association, reporting on the news via The Guardian, indicated that not only will the stopper miss the rest of the season, but the injury also appear to have ended his hopes of making England’s Euro 2016 squad.
The Three Lions overcame their miserable first half against Germany and responded strongly, ultimately winning the contest after an awesome comeback and goals from Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier.
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