Foster was struggling with the complaint yesterday but England's medical staff decided to leave it overnight before making a final decision on his fitness.
However, there has been no improvement and Foster has now been released back to Birmingham.
England expects: Foster (left) is out of the squad, replaced by West Brom's Carson (right)
Carson has been selected ahead of Fulham's David Stockdale as England's third-choice keeper, behind Joe Hart and Robert Green.
The 25-year-old will always be remembered for being pitched into the make-or-break Euro 2008 qualifier with Croatia at Wembley just days after making his international debut.
Unfortunately, a calamitous blunder contributed to Croatia's 3-2 win,since when Carson has appeared just once for his country, in a friendlywin over Germany in Berlin in November 2008.
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