Carroll out of England friendlies

21 May 2013 10:17

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been ruled out of England's friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

The Football Association confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday evening, stating that no replacement is being called up by Roy Hodgson at the present time.

"Andy Carroll has been ruled out of the England squad for the upcoming internationals with Republic of Ireland and Brazil," said the FA statement.

"Carroll had been named in Roy Hodgson's squad that will take on Ireland at Wembley on Wednesday, May 29, and then travel to Rio to face Brazil on June 2, but has now been forced to withdraw through injury.

"No replacement will be made at this time."

Source: PA