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Sturridge Ruled Out of England's Qualifier v. Switzerland

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Updated news on Daniel Sturridge's injury from Sky Sports, who report that the striker is expected to miss England's upcoming qualifier against Switzerland.

Jamie McDonald

Daniel Sturridge's game has rounded out nicely since arriving at Liverpool, but the one area of weakness remaining is one that's unfortunately popped up yet again today. Reports earlier in the day confirmed that he left England training with an unspecified injury, and now the FA are confirming that the striker will be ruled out of Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland:

"Daniel Sturridge picked up an injury on his thigh in training. He has had a scan and will now return to Liverpool FC for treatment. He will play no part in the forthcoming Switzerland match."

So no more hand-wringing needed about whether or not he'd be rushed back to try to play some part in a few days' time, just the hand-wringing about how long the thigh injury will keep him out for. As mentioned earlier in the day, the signing of Mario Balotelli should assuage concerns, as will the return of Adam Lallan from injury. Fabio Borini's decision to stay now looks a wise one, as he could be called into action sooner than expected after featuring in today's 1-0 win over Wolves at Melwood.

Hopefully Sturridge is back in the coming weeks, and this proves a minor setback rather than another longer-term stay on the sidelines.