Butland To Miss Euro 2016 With Ankle Injury

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Stoke City’s Jack Butland has revealed he will not be available for the Euro 2016 after suffering a fractured ankle.

Butland was carried off before half time in the 3-2 win over Germany, with scans suggesting he needed surgery.

And the England international does not think he’ll be ready in time for the Euros, as he’ll be sidelined for the rest of the season.

“I don’t think [the European Championship is] going to be an option for me now to be honest because I won’t be able to play again between now and the end of the season,” he told Stoke’s official website.

“It is difficult because I have been working towards the Euros this summer. It isn’t the challenge that I expected or wanted this summer but I am going to approach it with the right mentality and learn from it, both physically and mentally.

“I have not had to deal with an injury like this before so I will come out of it as a stronger person and a better goalkeeper, and look forward to the start of next season.”

Butland’s place in the side will be taken by Southampton’s Fraser Forster for Tuesday’s friendly against Netherlands as Joe Hart continues to recover from a calf injury.



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