Butland plays waiting game on injury

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is waiting to find out the severity of the ankle injury he suffered playing for England in Germany.

Stoke: Butland plays waiting game on injuryStoke: Butland plays waiting game on injury

The 23-year-old was handed a start by Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson in the international friendly in Berlin on Saturday night, but he failed to last the first half after being stretchered off in stoppage time due to the injury.

Butland initially tried to play on but it immediately back-fired when he struggled to get down to Toni Kroos’ 25-yard strike which put Germany in front just before he was taken off.

Fraser Forster replaced him between the sticks as England stormed back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 thanks to an impressive second-half performance.

Butland has since had a scan on his ankle and is hopeful that it will not rule him out for the remainder of Stoke’s Premier League campaign and Euro 2016 with England this summer.

He tweeted: “Thank you for all your messages, I’ll be having a scan today to see the damage to my ankle and will work hard to get back fit! thank you!”

Butland added: “Firstly, what a night to be involved in! an incredible and much deserved win against the World Cup winners, makes me proud to be English!

“But my nature to not give up was my downfall, the injury I’ll recover from but more importantly the experience I’ll learn from!”

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