English Premiership

Hip lays Sturridge low

2015-03-24 07:34
Daniel Sturridge (Getty Images)
Daniel Sturridge (Getty Images)

London - England manager Roy Hodgson suffered another injury blow late on Monday as the Football Association confirmed Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has joined teammate Adam Lallana in withdrawing from his squad for the forthcoming matches against Lithuania and Italy.

Sturridge was forced to return to Liverpool after scans showed the striker wouldn't be fit to feature in Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley and next week's friendly against Italy in Turin.

The 25-year-old was reported to have sustained a hip problem during Liverpool's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

With Sturridge, who scored in the United match, already having been ruled out for several months after suffering a thigh injury while training with England earlier this season, Hodgson and his medical team were understandably keen not to take any risks with the player's fitness.

"Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has left the England squad and returned home to his club on Monday evening," an FA statement confirmed.

"This follows a scan on an injury that he sustained during Liverpool's game against Manchester United on Sunday.

"The England medical team took the decision on Monday evening having assessed Daniel following the squad's arrival at St. George's Park on Monday afternoon."

Sturridge's absence could mean a first cap for in-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who took his goal tally for the season to 29 with a hat-trick against Leicester on Saturday.

Kane is in the senior England squad for the first time and will be competing with Arsenal's Danny Welbeck for the job of partnering captain Wayne Rooney in Hodgson's forward line against Lithuania.

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