FIFA World Cup 2018: Burnley's James Tarkowski withdraws from England's standby list due to impending hernia operation

James Tarkowski has withdrawn from England’s World Cup standby list to undergo a hernia operation, a statement by his club Burnley said on Sunday.

Reuters May 28, 2018 14:03:55 IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Burnley's James Tarkowski withdraws from England's standby list due to impending hernia operation

London: James Tarkowski has withdrawn from England’s World Cup standby list to undergo a hernia operation, a statement by his club Burnley said on Sunday.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Burnleys James Tarkowski withdraws from Englands standby list due to impending hernia operation

File image of James Tarkowski. Reuters

The 25-year-old defender had been training with England at their pre-tournament camp since last Monday, having been named as one of England manager Gareth Southgate’s five reserves for the tournament in Russia.

Tarkowski has been nursing a groin problem and it has now been decided that he should undergo surgery with a view to being ready for the Premier League pre-season.

England do not intend to call up a replacement defender.

England’s opening World Cup fixture in Group G is against Tunisia on 18 June.

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