- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

LONDON (AP) - England goalkeeper Jack Butland fractured his ankle in Saturday’s friendly victory over Germany and is a major doubt for the European Championship.

The Football Association announced the extent of the 23-year-old keeper’s injury on Sunday, adding in a statement that Butland had returned home and would miss Tuesday’s friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley Stadium.

The FA said “there will be no further call-ups to the squad at this moment in time,” as England prepares for Euro 2016 in France, from June 10-July 10.

Butland later wrote on Twitter: “Today’s scan revealed I’ve fractured my ankle, absolutely devasted! I’ll be doing everything I can to get back fit as soon as I can!”

Butland sustained the injury shortly before halftime in England’s 3-2 victory on Saturday. Playing in place of the injured Joe Hart, Butland earned his fourth cap in Berlin before being replaced by Fraser Forster.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is also in the England squad and could feature in Tuesday’s game against the Dutch.


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