Injured England defender Cahill out of Euro 2012
England defender Gary Cahill has been ruled out of the European
Championship after fracturing his jaw in Saturday’s final warmup
match against Belgium.
The central defender is the third England player in the last
week to be ruled out of Euro 2012, following injuries to
midfielders Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry.
Cahill was injured in the first half of England’s 1-0 victory
over Belgium at Wembley after being shoved into goalkeeper Joe Hart
by Dries Mertens.
The Football Association says Cahill has two fractures of his
jaw, one either side. Liverpool defender Martin Kelly will be
called up in his place.
Meanwhile, John Terry has been given the all clear following
fears of a hamstring injury after coming off Saturday.
England’s Euro 2012 opener is against France on June 11.