FIFA World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate injured, dislocates right shoulder

21 June 2018, 12:06 AM
FIFA World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate injured, dislocates right shoulder (Image Source: The FA official website)
FIFA World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate injured, dislocates right shoulder (Image Source: The FA official website)

England coach Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder in a training session on Wednesday. The 47-year-old manager suffered the dislocation while running near England’s World Cup base in Repino during an off day from training.

“I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!” joked Southgate to reporters, who was treated in a nearby hospital with the assistance of team doctor Rob Chakraverty.

"The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.

“We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work.

"We are lucky we have a top-class medical team around us, so it was fine. I had brilliant help from them, and I am just sorry that I managed to ruin their day off."

However, Southgate was back at the training base in time to hold a meeting with his players with his arm in a sling.

"It is better this is me than one of the players,” added the Three Lions boss.

"They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking ‘what have you been doing!?’ – as always, they were probably quite amused.

"It is good that we have had a quiet day today so I had prepared the meeting before and we are on to preparations for Panama.

"I am just a bit gutted because I was on for my record 10k time!"

England will face Panama on Sunday in their next match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.

First Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:57 PM
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