Tuesday 12 December 2017

Delph set for tests after England hamstring blow

Fabian Delph
Fabian Delph

Fabian Delph will have tests to discover the extent of his hamstring injury.

The Manchester City midfielder lasted just two minutes of England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland, making him a major doubt for Saturday's game against Crystal Palace.

It is the second hamstring injury he has suffered since his £8m move to the Etihad this summer.

Delph pulled up seconds into the game against Switzerland

He also pulled up after just 18 minutes of his debut against Real Madrid during City's pre-season tour of Australia.

England manager Roy Hodgson insisted Delph had shown no signs of struggling while away on international duty. "He pulled his hamstring," he said. "He's trained every session, felt good, played in San Marino.

"It was just that burst, that acceleration. He felt it's a definite pull. How serious, a scan will have to show us.

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