Kalvin Phillips withdrew from England squad with injury

Kalvin Phillips has been withdrawn from the England squad with an injury.

A statement from Leeds United confirmed that the midfielder suffered a minor calf strain following the win over Watford and that he will remain with Thorp Arch for treatment for the next two weeks.

“Kalvin Phillips has withdrawn from England’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers,” the statement said.

Phillips, who has won 17 caps for England after being called up for the first time in August 2020, suffered a calf injury in Saturday’s win against Watford at Elland Road.

“He will remain with Thorp Arch for treatment with the Leeds United medical team.”

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James Ward-Prowse replaces Phillips in the national team, which will play against Andorra and Hungary next week.

Phillips completed the full 90 minutes in United’s win over Watford at Elland Road, but will now not add his 17 caps in this international break.

The Leeds man now has 11 days to recover in time for United’s trip to Southampton, a week on Saturday at St Mary’s Stadium.

LeedsLive understands that the injury is not considered serious and should be available for the next league game. Phillips was withdrawn for not being able to train this week over the injury.


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