Butland to undergo injury assessment


Goalkeeper Jack Butland will undergo scans on the ankle injury he suffered in England’s 3-2 friendly win over Germany in Berlin.

Butland hurt himself moments before conceding Germany’s opener on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Stoke player was in tears as he was taken off on a stretcher and replaced by Fraser Forster.

“You can never say how bad these are because they need to be assessed,” said England manager Roy Hodgson.

“We hope it is not serious but we have to wait.”

Capped four times for his country, Butland has been ever-present for Stoke in the Premier League this season.

He replaced the injured Joe Hart as first-choice keeper on Saturday, but was not expected to start Tuesday’s friendly with the Netherlands.

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