Gareth Barry out of England Euro 2012 due to injury; Phil Jagielka added to squad
England midfielder Gareth Barry will miss the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament due to an injury suffered in a friendly match. When Barry had to be taken off during the match (against Norway) there was hope it was minor but it’s been confirmed to be a lower abdomen tear. Replacing Barry on the 23 man England squad will be Phil Jagielka. The official statement from the English FA’s website is below.
England and Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has been ruled out of this summer’s European Championship.
Barry had a scan earlier today [Monday 28 May] which confirmed that he has a tear to the muscle in his lower abdomen.
England Manager Roy Hodgson has called up Everton’s Phil Jagielka to replace Barry.
Hodgson said: “I’m very disappointed to lose Gareth, not only was he a member of my original 23-man squad but he has featured prominently in the England team over the last few years.
“I know how much he wanted to be part of the tournament but I’m sure he will still have a part to play with England after the Euros. I wish him a speedy recovery.”
Hodgson’s England squad of 23 meet up at the team hotel tomorrow [Tuesday 29 May] lunchtime to resume training following the 1-0 victory in Norway.