Jack Grealish injury update ahead of England’s clash with Ukraine

An update on the wellbeing of Manchester City star Jack Grealish has been provided on Saturday evening.

This comes, for those who may have missed it, after the attacker was forced to sit out City’s Premier League meeting with Fulham earlier in the day.

Pep Guardiola’s troops, for their part, did not skip a beat, ultimately putting five past Fulham to maintain their spot atop the English top-flight table.

But Grealish’s absence, described before the clash as coming owing to an unspecified injury, would have come as a source of concern for England boss Gareth Southgate.

The former Aston Villa standout was afforded a call-up to the latest Three Lions squad this week, ahead of an upcoming pair of meetings with Ukraine and Scotland.

He is therefore now viewed as a major doubt to be at the disposal of boss Southgate.

Speaking to the media on the back of Saturday’s drubbing of Fulham, City assistant coach Juanma Lillo was therefore asked for the latest on Grealish’s wellbeing.

And Lillo first went on to reveal that the 27-year-old has picked up a thigh problem.

From here, the Spaniard admitted that it will be ‘difficult’ for Grealish to return to fitness in time for England’s upcoming fixtures, albeit with the situation ‘difficult for me to explain’.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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