Broken jaw rules Cahill out of Euros
England have been rocked by the news that defender Gary Cahill has been ruled out of Euro 2012 with a fractured jaw.
The Chelsea centre-half suffered the injury after being pushed into Three Lions goalkeeper Joe Hart by Dries Mertens during Saturday's 1-0 win against Belgium and, despite it initially being thought that he would be fine, a scan has revealed that he had in fact injured his jaw.
The setback is the latest in a long line of defensive problems boss Roy Hodgson has had to contend with in the last few weeks but there is good news regarding former captain John Terry who has been given the all-clear after limping out at Wembley with a hamstring strain.
The FA have confirmed that Liverpool youngster Martin Kelly has been called into the squad as back-up and say that Cahill has now been released back to Chelsea to begin treatment.
An FA statement read: "Gary Cahill has been withdrawn from England's Euro 2012 squad following the injury he suffered in the match against Belgium. The Chelsea defender has two fractures of his jaw, one either side. The England medical team have been in close contact overnight with Cahill's club doctors who will treat him moving forward."