Kalvin Phillips is set to miss England's Nations League games with recurrent shoulder injury… and midfielder could MISS the World Cup if Manchester City decide he needs surgery
Kalvin Phillips suffered a major blow two months before the World Cup after sustaining a recurrence of a shoulder injury.
The Manchester City midfielder missed Saturday's victory at Wolves and is withdrawing from England duty as a result.
City must decide whether the problem, his second shoulder issue of the season, requires surgery and it could throw his World Cup place into jeopardy.
Kalvin Phillips will withdraw from the England squad after suffering another shoulder injury
Gareth Southgate has one final chance to run the rule over his squad before heading for Qatar
Gareth Southgate has one final chance to run the rule over his squad before heading for Qatar with Nations League ties against Italy and Germany.
Phillips – who shone for the Three Lions as they reached last summer’s European Championship final – has only managed 14 minutes of action so far this term.
City spent £42million on signing the 26-year-old from Leeds but he has now picked up three separate injuries since joining the club.
Spain international Rodri has started every game so far this campaign in the absence of a fully-fit Phillips, with defender John Stones finishing the win over Wolves as a holding midfielder.
Any surgery on the shoulder injury could put Kalvin Phillips' World Cup place in huge doubt