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Jun 1, 2011

Carrick out of England squad

Michael Carrick has withdrawn from the England squad to face Switzerland on Saturday after sustaining an injury during the Champions League final.

Carrick started Manchester United's 3-1 defeat to Barcelona at the weekend but was replaced by Paul Scholes on 77 minutes after sustaining a knock. It is thought to be a hip injury.

He joined up with the England camp on Monday evening but has been unable to train and, after further examination by the medical staff, he has been released from international duty to seek treatment at his club.

Fabio Capello will not call up a replacement for Carrick, with Jack Wilshere, Scott Parker and Frank Lampard expected to start the Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley.

Jermain Defoe and David Stockdale have already withdrawn from the squad, with the latter replaced by Robert Green.

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