England will be without Michael Carrick for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland this evening.
The Manchester United midfielder has returned to his club for treatment on a calf injury sustained in the warm-up for England’s 6-0 thrashing of San Marino on Saturday.
The increasingly injury-prone 34-year-old, who had two long layoffs last season is not expected to be sidelined for more than a fortnight by his latest problem.
He played no part against the minnows as the Three Lions became the first team to book their place at France 2016 by continuing their 100% record from seven games.
A draw against the Swiss, who are six points adrift in second, would guarantee Roy Hodgson’s men top spot in Group E with two games still to play in this campaign.
Carrick may have been a regular in five of United’s Premier League title-winning teams, but he has only won 33 caps over a dispersed 14-year international career.
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