Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Saka sent back from England camp

Bukayo Saka has been ruled out of England’s double-header against Australia and Italy, the English Football Association announced on Monday.

The 22-year-old winger was sent back from camp after being assessed by medical staff at St George’s Park.

Saka reported for international duty despite missing the Gunners’ 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

But after being evaluated by the England medical staff, the Arsenal star was released back to the Premier League club to continue his rehabilitation.

Gareth Southgate included the Arsenal winger, 22, in a 26-man squad last week but he missed Sunday’s 1-0 win against Manchester City after struggling with a hamstring issue during recent matches.

“The forward reported to St George’s Park on Monday alongside the rest of the Three Lions’ squad.

“Having missed Arsenal’s Premier League win against Manchester City on Sunday through injury, Saka was assessed by the England medical team and it was decided that the player would continue his rehabilitation at his club.

“No replacements are planned, with Gareth Southgate having a squad of 25 players to work with,” the FA said in a statement.

England host Australia in a friendly at Wembley on Friday before facing Italy at the national stadium in a Euro 2024 qualifier on October 17.