Hodgson Offers Positive Injury Update On Daniel Sturridge
England manager Roy Hodgson has eased fears over the fitness of Daniel Sturridge after the Liverpool striker walked out of training early this morning.
England boss Roy Hodgson has eased fears over the fitness of Daniel Sturridge after the Liverpool striker walked out of training early this morning.
There were widespread reports on Monday morning suggesting that Sturridge was a major doubt for Tuesday nights friendly against Germany after leaving training early, with the Daily Mail suggesting he had picked up some sort of injury.
Sturridge was forced to miss last Friday’s 2-0 loss to Chile with a thigh strain and it was feared he could have suffered a set back.
However, much to the pleasure of both Liverpool and England fans, Roy Hodgson has confirmed at his press conference this afternoon that Sturridge simply left the session early so that he could have a look at Southampton striker Rickie Lambert up front alongside Wayne Rooney.
Hodgson: Sturridge is fine, he couldn't play last week, but injury is improving, I just wanted to give Rickie Lambert a chance in training
— The FA (@FA) November 18, 2013
England trained on Monday lining-up as they are expected to against the Germans, with the starting eleven likely to be Hart, Walker Smalling Jagielka Cole, Townsend Gerrard Cleverley Lallana, Rooney, Sturridge.
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