Barry ruled out of Euro 2012
- 28 May 2012 16:13
- Posted by David Clayton
Gareth Barry has been ruled out of Euro 2012.
The City midfielder has a muscle tear in his lower abdomen, sustained during England's 1-0 victory over Norway at the weekend.
Gareth, one of the Blues' best players during the 2011/12 campaign, underwent a scan on Monday and the injury was confirmed as being severe enough to rule him out of the tournament.
England manager Roy Hodgson said: “I’m very disappointed to lose Gareth, not only was he a member of my original 23-man squad but he has featured prominently in the England team over the last few years.
"I know how much he wanted to be part of the tournament but I’m sure he will still have a part to play with England after the Euros. I wish him a speedy recovery.”
Phil Jagielka of Everton will replace Barry in the squad.