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Daniel Sturridge Ruled Out of England Qualifier

England have been dealt a major blow as it was revealed Daniel Sturridge will miss their tough opening qualifier in Switzerland.

Jamie McDonald

One of the main positives that came from England's drab 1-0 victory against Norway was the performance of Daniel Sturridge. A striker who is always looking for the goal rather than trying to over-complicate every aspect of his game.

Keeping that in mind, England were dealt a major blow when scans revealed that Sturridge had picked up a problem with his thigh while training with England on Friday.

Sturridge played 89 minutes of the game against Norway and will now return to Liverpool for treatment on his injury.

It is likely England will turn to either his Liverpool team-mate Rickie Lambert of new Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck to lead the line against a tough Swiss team.

It hasn't been revealed how serious the injury to Sturridge is and I'm sure we'll hear more in the coming days.