Daniel Sturridge remains hopeful he will be able to play for Great Britain's football team at the London Olympics after undergoing hospital tests for suspected viral meningitis.

The 22-year-old forward fell ill over the weekend with what is typically considered a mild strain of the disease. Sturridge feels confident he can recover in time to take some part in the Games.

In a statement, the England international said: "The Chelsea medical team have been closely monitoring everything and they and the doctors and nurses at St Mary's Hospital have been outstanding throughout. Thankfully, I am starting to feel a lot better and I am optimistic about being able to make the Olympics."

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