Gary Cahill ruled out of Euro 2012 with a jaw fracture
Roy Hodgson appears to have walked under a few ladders, with the England manager seeing Gary Cahill join Gareth Barry and Frank Lampard on the injury list just days ahead of Euro 2012.
June 3rd, 2012
Cahill was forced to withdraw from the Three Lions squad after a double jaw fracture and will now be replaced by Martin Kelly of Liverpool, leaving England stretched in central defence although Joleon Lescott is now likely to partner John Terry against France next Monday.
An FA statement released on Sunday afternoon read: “Gary Cahill has been withdrawn from England’s Euro 2012 squad following the injury he suffered in the match against Belgium. The Chelsea defender has two fractures of his jaw, one either side. The England medical team have been in close contact overnight with Cahill’s club doctors, who will treat him.
“Liverpool defender Martin Kelly will be called into the squad – subject to agreement from Uefa’s medical team. Kelly trained with the England players last week and was part of the group that travelled to Norway. John Terry has been scanned this morning and given the all-clear. He will be re-assessed on Tuesday when the team regroup.”
Cahill was pushed into Joe Hart during the first half of England’s 1-0 win over Belgium in a friendly at Wembley, something which saw him sent for x-rays where the worst case scenario was confirmed.