England heartbreak for Canaries ace
Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy has withdrawn from England's Euro 2012 squad after suffering a broken finger in training.
The Football Association confirmed that the 25-year-old suffered the injury on Tuesday and, after being assessed by the Three Lions medical team, it has been confirmed that he will play no part in Roy Hodgson's plans for next month's tournament in Poland and Ukraine. The news will come as a real blow to Ruddy, who won his call-up following an impressive Premier League campaign which saw him recently crowned the players' player-of-the-season at a club's dinner. He was also given permission by Hodgson to miss next Saturday's friendly against Belgium at Wembley to go through with his planned wedding to fiancee Laura. However, Ruddy will now return to Norwich for treatment after England's friendly against Norway in Oslo on Saturday evening and then take a summer break. Hodgson has called up Birmingham City's Jack Butland as a replacement for Ruddy, who was previously on the standby list for the tournament. Manchester City's Joe Hart is the first choice goalkeeper and West Ham's Robert Green is likely to be the back-up to him.