Some disappointing news tonight, that Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has pulled out of the England squad and will return to Newcastle to have treatment on his injured calf, and we have to hope that Jack, one of the best players so far this season for the Magpies, will be fit to play at Southampton a week on Saturday, which is turning out to be an important game for the team.
Jack Colback – sent back to Newcastle with injured calf
Jack’s injury is to his calf was picked up on the first day of England training, when he was kicked on the back of the calf, and England manager Roy Hodgson said this about Jack:
“Jack Colback has had to leave us. He took a very nasty kick on the back of the calf.” “We were hoping he would train with us but he can’t do that so it’s better to send him back to Newcastle.”
It’s disappointing for Jack to sustain the injury at the worst possible time, and if that hadn’t happened he would have probably played as a substitute in England’s 1-0 win against Norway, but England had to rely on a second half penalty from new captain Wayne Rooney to get the win.
Former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who is now at Southampton, has also withdrawn from the England squad today, due to injury.
England will now play in Switzerland on Monday night, in the first qualifying group game of the Euro 2016 Championships.
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