English striker Phil Foden sat out the game against Ukraine, for the Euro 2024 qualifiers, this Sunday, after having been operated on in the morning for appendicitis, the federation announced.
“Phil Foden has been ruled out of the Euro 2024 qualifier with Ukraine after having surgery to remove his appendix this morning. Get well soon Phil,” said the England team.
An update from the #ThreeLions camp, as @PhilFoden has been ruled out of today’s #EURO2024 qualifier with Ukraine following surgery to remove his appendix this morning.
Get well soon, Phil ❤️
— England (@England) March 26, 2023
“England manager Gareth Southgate has not named a replacement, meaning he has 20 players available following the (injury) absence of Reece James and the suspension of Luke Shaw,” the Football Association (FA) said. .
Chelsea defender Reece James has returned to his club after their 2-1 away win over Italy on Thursday, in which he played the last few minutes.
The exact nature of his injury was not specified, but several English media reported a hamstring injury, in a season when he was seriously plagued by knee problems.
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