Carrick ruled out for England
Michael Carrick has pulled out of the England squad for Saturday's 2012 European Championship qualifier with Switzerland.
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Last Updated: 01/06/11 12:00pm
Manchester United's Michael Carrick has pulled out of the England squad for Saturday's 2012 European Championship qualifier with Switzerland due to injury.
The midfielder reported for duty on Monday evening carrying a 'knock' sustained in the UEFA Champions League final and has been unable to train.
After further examination by England's medical staff it has been decided to release Carrick back to Old Trafford for treatment, leaving coach Fabio Capello with 24 remaining members of his squad.
Carrick is believed to be suffering from a hip injury.
It is a blow for Carrick, who was hoping to make an impression after being called into the England squad for the first time since last summer's World Cup.
It was likely Carrick would have been limited to a substitute's role anyway, with Scott Parker, Jack Wilshere and Frank Lampard tipped to start.
Carrick is the third player to withdraw from the original squad with Fulham keeper David Stockdale and Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe pulling out through injury.