Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has suffered another injury setback and has been forced to pull out of the England squad.
Carrick picked up a groin problem while training with the Three Lions and will miss their games against Slovenia and Scotland. The 33-year-old only recently returned from an ankle injury. Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has also been forced to pull out through injury.
The former Tottenham midfielder was a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson's squad, but news of his injury is likely to concern Manchester United fans and boss Louis van Gaal. The Dutch manager has been forced to contend with a major injury crisis this term which has robbed him of his best players, and is unlikely to be happy if Carrick is forced back into the treatment room.
Carrick took to Twitter to express his disappointment with his injury, and is hopeful he won't be out for too long.
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