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Sturridge in fitness scare ahead of Swiss clash

England striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a fitness scare ahead of his side’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

He sustained an unspecified injury during a training session with Roy Hodgson’s squad at their St George’s Park base on Friday.

The Liverpool star has been sent for a scan.

He will be checked by England’s medical team before deciding whether he can feature against the Swiss in Basel on Monday.

A post via the team’s official Twitter account, @england, said: “Daniel Sturridge felt an injury in training this morning and will go for a scan this afternoon. He will then be assessed by England medics.”

Hodgson will be sweating on the outcome of the scan as Sturridge was one of England’s better performers in the lacklustre 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley on Wednesday.

 

There was another worrying sign for Hodgson as Chelsea defender Gary Cahill sat out training on Friday with an ankle complaint.

But he is expected to feature in the opening match in Group E.

Cahill said he did not know the latest about Sturridge, and is just hoping the Liverpool marksman can shake it off in time to lead England’s line against Switzerland.

 

 

Cahill told Sky Sports News: “I’ve just seen him as he was going out to get a scan so obviously personally I know nothing about that as yet. We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for him.

“He’s a key player for club and country. He’s been fantastic of late and a real top player, which is why we’ll keep our fingers crossed.”

Source: AFP

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