Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has been dealt a cruel injury blow as it has emerged that the goalkeeper broke his finger in England training at St. George’s Park, ruling him out of tomorrow’s clash against Germany and Tuesday’s friendly against Brazil.
Butland, 24, was reportedly pencilled in for both games, but the injury will be a huge setback for the Stoke City shot-stopper, who missed the majority of last season through an injury picked up playing against Germany.
The details surrounding his injury are still emerging, but it is expected to keep him out of action for two to four weeks.
Stoke City are now awaiting the goalkeeper’s return to have the extent of his injury assessed, but it’s believed to be a fracture to his finger which will almost certainly also rule him out of The Potters next Premier League fixture away to Brighton.
It’s likely Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will start tonight’s fixture in place of Butland, who will have to wait until March for his next opportunity to play for England, when the Three Lions play host to Italy at Wembley.