Jenas out of England squad
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jermaine Jenas has been ruled out of England's friendly with Holland.
Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has been ruled out of England's friendly with Holland on Wednesday, with Steve McClaren drafting in Kieran Richardson as his replacement.
Jenas reported for duty on Monday morning, but was sent back to his club for treatment after his injured calf had been assessed by the England medical team.
The midfielder played 90 minutes for Spurs on Sunday and it would appear he picked up his calf complaint during the 3-1 defeat at Reading.
"JJ has a little tear in his calf," said Spurs chief Martin Jol. "It's the same injury that Pascal Chimbonda had recently and I think he will be out for a couple of weeks."
The absence of Jenas has opened for door for Manchester United midfielder Richardson who had initially been overlooked for selection for the meeting with Marco van Basten's Oranje.
McClaren has seen a number of key players pull out of the squad, with Jenas joining Gary Neville, Darren Bent, Ledley King, Stewart Downing, Scott Parker and Chris Kirkland on the list of absentees for Wednesday's clash in Amsterdam.