It has emerged that after playing a full part in training on Friday, Daniel Sturridge has been sent for a scan. BBC Sport are one of a number of outlets reporting that the scan will assess if he will be fit to play Switzerland on Monday night in England opening Euro 2016 qualifier.
The news comes as a blow to Roy Hodgson who also is worried about Chelsea defender Gary Cahill who has an ankle problem. Cahill said at the press conference about Sturridge: “We have our fingers crossed because he’s a key player for club and country. He has been fantastic of late and he’s a big player.”
Daniel Sturridge had a fantastic season in the Premier League last year for Liverpool and linking up with Luis Suarez, netted 21 goals in only 29 games for the Reds. He has now made himself an England regular with 16 caps and 5 goals, one of which coming in England’s opening World Cup 2-1 defeat to Italy in Brazil. Sturridge will be hoping to play a key role in his countries Euro 2016 qualifiers as Roy Hodgson attempts to revamp the nation’s successes on and off the pitch.
England have a relatively straightforward qualifying group with Switzerland away on monday their toughest test of the 10 games to come. The other teams making up Group E include Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and San Marino. This lack of tasty fixtures has led manager Roy Hodgson to say he believes that the low attendances will continue for the next two years at Wembley Stadium