Another England striker ruled out of Ukraine match
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will not be available for England’s World Cup 2014 qualifier in Ukraine on Tuesday night due to a thigh injury, according to the BBC.
Sturridge was ruled out of Friday night’s match against Moldova and left international training to he return to his club side for treatment.
He has not recovered in time for the trip to Kiev, and will not be travelling with Roy Hodgson’s squad.
The 24-year-old has been in lightning from this season, having scored five goals in just four games for Liverpool in all competitions, helping them to the Premier League top spot going into the international break.
However his injury may become a problem for Reds manager Brendan Rodgers as well, if thing do not improve.
Injuries to Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and West Ham’s Andy Carroll, plus the suspension of Danny Welbeck, had already left manager Roy Hodgson short of strikers.
No replacement will be called up, leaving Rickie Lambert and Jermain Defoe as the only available recognised front-men in the England set-up.