England turn to uncapped player after Man Utd star ruled out of Euro 2020
Gareth Southgate has called upon an uncapped star to replace Dean Henderson in the England squad after a hip injury ruled him out of Euro 2020.
England got off to the best possible start when outclassing Croatia at Wembley. However, tournament life is never straight forward, and the Three Lions have now suffered an untimely injury blow.
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Man Utd goalkeeper Henderson is struggling with a hip problem and the FA confirmed on Tuesday morning that he will play no further part in the tournament.
Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale, who was part of Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad for the finals, will take Henderson’s place once he has completed Covid testing protocols.
The FA said in a statement: “Aaron Ramsdale has replaced Dean Henderson in England’s UEFA EURO 2020 squad.
“Henderson withdraws with a hip issue that would continue to limit his involvement in training throughout the tournament.
“Under UEFA regulations, squads are permitted to replace goalkeepers on medical grounds at any stage.
“The Manchester United goalkeeper will now return to his club for further assessment and rehabilitation ahead of the 2021/22 season.
“Ramsdale was originally a member of Gareth Southgate’s pre-tournament group in Middlesbrough having played for England at this year’s UEFA U21 EURO in Slovenia in March.
“The Sheffield United player, a 2017 UEFA U19 EURO winner, will now follow standard Covid-19 testing protocol before entering the camp.”
Ramsdale, 23, in uncapped at senior level and will now join Jordan Pickford and Sam Johnstone as the goalkeepers available to Southgate for the remainder of the Euros.
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