Cahill out of Euro 2012
England defender Gary Cahill has been ruled out of Euro 2012 with a double fracture of his jaw with Liverpool's Martin Kelly being called up.
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Last Updated: 03/06/12 6:48pm
England defender Gary Cahill has been ruled out of Euro 2012 with a double fracture of his jaw with Liverpool's Martin Kelly called up.
Cahill suffered the injury during England's 1-0 win over Belgium on Saturday after he was pushed into goalkeeper Joe Hart by Dries Mertens in the early stages of the game at Wembley.
The Chelsea defender underwent a scan after the game before undergoing a second scan on Sunday morning which has confirmed Roy Hodgson's worst fears.
Cahill joins Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry and John Ruddy in being forced out of Hodgson's plans because of injury.
As a result of Cahill's injury, Hodgson has called up Liverpool stopper Kelly into his squad with the versatile defender making his debut just last weekend against Norway.
There was better news regarding John Terry's fitness after he picked up a hamstring injury against Belgium.
Terry has been given the all-clear after undergoing a scan on Sunday and he will remain part of the squad.
An FA statement read: "Gary Cahill has been withdrawn from England's Euro 2012 squad following the injury he suffered in the match against Belgium.
"The Chelsea defender has two fractures of his jaw, one either side. The
England medical team have been in close contact overnight with Cahill's club
doctors who will treat him moving forward.
"Liverpool defender Martin Kelly will be called into the squad - subject to
agreement from UEFA's medical team. Kelly trained with the England players last
week and was part of the group that travelled to Norway.
"John Terry has been scanned this morning and given the all-clear. He will be
re-assessed on Tuesday when the team regroup."