Carrick Out Of Swiss Clash Due To Calf Injury

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29:  Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Manchester United midfielder, Micheal Carrick

Manchester United midfielder maestro, Michael Carrick, 34, has withdrawn from England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday due to a calf injury.

This information was revealed by the England manager, Roy Hodgson, on Monday.

According to Hodgson: “it’s a calf injury, we don’t believe it’s that serious,” Hodgson said, in his pre-match press conference at England’s team hotel in Watford, north of London.

“It’s quite strange because it came out of nowhere. It was at the start of the warm-up in San Marino. He felt something very small, very slight and just out of precaution we pulled him out. He had a preliminary type of scan here with our doctors and they decided there was something there. It’s time for Manchester United to take up the cudgel there and look at it more closely.

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“I don’t think its a long-term injury, but it’s enough to keep him out of the game, which both he and I are disappointed about.”

Carrick’s injury may make room for Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey, who impressed against San Marino on Saturday.

England need a point to secure top spot in Group E, having qualified for next year’s tournament with three games to spare after winning 6-0 in Serravalle on Saturday.


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