Hodgson gives Sturridge injury update

After a first half tangle with the Republic of Ireland’s Glenn Whelan, Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge was in considerable pain and had to be stretchered to the medical room at Wembley before undergoing scans.

Speaking about the injury, England manager Roy Hodgson said he doesn’t believe that the striker has suffered a broken ankle, but there are concerns that it is ligament damage and that he is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Hodgson said

“It is a major blow for him, and for us. Daniel had started the game so well, and the way we played in the second half with Sturridge in top form we might have created even more.

“I don’t want to say it’s a serious injury, but it’ll keep him out for a period of time. I don’t think anything’s broken, but we think it’s ligaments the doctor and the orthopaedic surgeon will have to contact Liverpool.”

Liverpool have stated that they are currently assessing the injury.


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Lee Hurley

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