England’s preparations for their upcoming matches against Scotland and Ukraine have been disrupted by two major injury setbacks.
Both Jack Grealish and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been forced to withdraw from the England squad due to injuries sustained prior to the international break.
Grealish suffered an injury during Manchester City’s recent victory over Sheffield United and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.
Alexander-Arnold, on the other hand, limped off the pitch during Liverpool’s win against Aston Villa and will undergo further scans to determine the severity of his hamstring injury.
Despite these setbacks, England manager Gareth Southgate has decided not to call up any replacements for the injured duo, which may come as a disappointment to Raheem Sterling, who was initially left out of the squad.
Southgate explained that he was pleased with the group of players he had selected and did not want to make any changes after their strong performances in previous matches.
This article was updated 1 month ago