Marcus Rashford was in line to start England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match with Czech Republic on Friday night but an ankle injury has ruled him out of the Wembley clash, and he will also be absent from the next Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Monday night.
Rashford has been struggling with the problem for some weeks now and is returning to Manchester for more treatment.
England boss Gareth Southgate has now confirmed that Rashford has withdrawn from the Three Lions squad.
“He’s been with the medical team all week,” said Southgate at a press conference. “We’ve tried to progress his training through the week, so he did some running with them.
”It’s clear to us he’s not ready for our matches, so we have sent him back to his club. He is out of the two games.”
Rashford became the fifth Manchester United player to suffer injury this international break, as Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic sustained injuries during the international break.
On Sunday, the France Football Federation confirmed that Martial had pulled out of their squad to face Moldova and Iceland due to injury.
Lukaku who missed our FA Cup tie at Wolves due to injury is with the Belgium squad and it has been reported that his availability is being assessed by the national team staff.
Matic became the fourth player to be ruled out due to injury, and Serbia head coach Mladen Krstajic confirmed on Wednesday that Matic will not be able to play for Serbia this international break.
On the Serbian FA’s official website, Krstajic is quoted: “Nemanja Matic will not play in Wolfsburg, nor in Lisbon. He played the last match in the club but did not stay in the field until the end.”