Injury Blow for England: Bellingham and Colwill Depart Euro 2024 Qualifiers
England’s preparations for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers face a setback as the national team announces the withdrawal of two key players, Jude Bellingham and Levi Colwill, due to injuries.
Assessment at St George’s Park: Unfit Status Confirmed
Bellingham and Colwill, both sidelined from their club games over the weekend due to shoulder injuries, joined Gareth Southgate’s squad at St George’s Park on Monday for assessments by the England medical staff.
Unfortunately, the assessments deemed them unfit to participate in the crucial Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.
Return to Clubs for Rehabilitation: Real Madrid and Chelsea Impact
Following the assessment results, Bellingham and Colwill were informed that they would not be part of England’s forthcoming fixtures.
Instead, they are set to return to their respective clubs, Real Madrid and Chelsea, to continue their rehabilitation.
Official England Squad Update: Rashford and Phillips Arrangements
The England squad update, released on Tuesday morning, confirmed the departure of Bellingham and Colwill from the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Marcus Rashford and Kalvin Phillips are also mentioned, indicating that they will join the squad later in the week due to personal matters.
Injury Details: Bellingham’s Anterior Shoulder Instability and Colwill’s Struggles
Bellingham’s shoulder injury, which caused him to miss Real Madrid’s LaLiga clash against Valencia, was diagnosed as anterior instability of his left shoulder, a consequence of a recent dislocation. Colwill, who missed Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City, struggled with a similar shoulder injury sustained during Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Tottenham.
Impact on Clubs: Real Madrid and Chelsea Coping Without Star Players
Real Madrid and Chelsea faced the impact of losing key players as Bellingham and Colwill returned to their respective clubs for rehabilitation.
The absence of these stars raises challenges for their clubs in upcoming matches.
Podcast Teaser: It’s All Kicking Off!
The article concludes with a teaser for “It’s All Kicking Off,” a new podcast from Mail Sport promising a different take on Premier League football.
This addition provides an engaging segue from the injury-related updates to a broader football discussion.