Butland suffers fractured ankle

Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland looks set to miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his ankle in England’s victory over Germany on Saturday.

It is not clear exactly how Butland suffered the injury in a match which England won 3-2. He initially appeared to be in some discomfort when going to collect the ball in the 41st minute, but the injury only appeared serious when he kicked the ball minutes later. His failure to find the touchline with the clearance or signal that he was injured proved costly as his lack of mobility was evident when he was unable to scramble across his goal in time to keep out a long-range effort from Toni Kroos.

The 23-year-old was then replaced and underwent scans on his injured ankle which revealed that he had suffered a fracture.

It is expected that Butland will be sidelined for three months, which would rule him out of the remainder of the Premier League season, and also put is place in England’s squad for Euro 2016 in doubt. The Three Lions begin their campaign on June 11.

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