Sturridge setback for England

05 September 2014 05:31

England have been dealt a big blow ahead of their crunch qualifier against Switzerland after Daniel Sturridge was ruled out with a thigh injury.

The Liverpool striker was one of the few players to impress in England's otherwise poor 1-0 win over Norway on Wednesday night.

But Sturridge will not be available for Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against the Swiss because of a thigh injury he suffered in training.

An FA Spokesman said: "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."

The FA also confirmed no replacement would be called up for Sturridge, who started the Norway game up front alongside captain Wayne Rooney.

Source: PA