Colback out of England squad

2014-09-04 08:53
Jack Colback (Getty Images)
Jack Colback (Getty Images)

Uncapped Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback will miss England's opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland due to injury, manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Wednesday.

Colback, 24, sat out England's 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley Stadium with a knock and Hodgson said afterwards that he had been sent back to his club to receive treatment.

"Jack Colback has had to leave us. He took a very nasty kick on the back of the calf," Hodgson told his post-game press conference.

"We were hoping he would train with us, but he can't do that, so it's better to send him back to Newcastle."

Back-up goalkeeper Ben Foster has also withdrawn from the squad for Monday's game in Basle after injuring his thumb in training.

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