England injury curse extends to goalkeeping coach

England injury curse extends to goalkeeping coach

Published Jun. 11, 2012 5:32 p.m. ET

England's injury curse extends to the coaching staff at the European Championship.

Roy Hodgson has already lost four members of the squad to tournament-ending injuries and now goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence is going home for surgery.

The former England goalkeeper snapped an Achilles' tendon while warming up the 'keepers before England's 1-1 draw against France on Monday.

Hodgson says ''the hoodoo with injuries continues ... he's in an awful lot of pain and has to go back to England for an operation.''


Midfielders Gareth Barry and Frank Lampard, defender Gary Cahill, and goalkeeper John Ruddy have been forced out of Euro 2012 with injuries.