England manager Roy Hodgson is doing everything he can to prepare for the Euro 2016 tournament, and he has plenty on his plate with uncertainty of the fitness of two of the side’s top attackers.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck are both causes of worry for Hodgson, according to the Daily Star.
“Welbeck bothers me now. He’s already been out for me since March and for Arsenal since April,” Hodgson said.
“Daniel is a little bit the same. It’s getting on for a year now.”
Welbeck just went through knee surgery, and he is now expected to miss up to six months after it was initially reported that the worst case scenario would be three months.
Sturridge has not made an appearance for Liverpool this season, but is expected to make a return for first-team training within the next fortnight.
A series of injuries, including his hip and thigh, have kept him off the field.
This has caused the 26-year-old striker to not play for the English national team for over a year.
England faces Switzerland on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium in a EURO 2016 qualifier, however, Hodgson’s side booked their place in France with a crushing win over minnows San Marino on the weekend.