England manager Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder while running, the Football Association has announced.


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England manager Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder while running, the Football Association has announced.


England manager Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder while running, the Football Association has announced.

Southgate suffered the injury out running near England’s base in Repino, and was treated at a nearby hospital with the assistance of team doctor Rob Chakraverty.

The England boss joked: “I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future! The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.

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“We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work.



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“We are lucky we have a top-class medical team around us, so it was fine. I had brilliant help from them, and I am just sorry that I managed to ruin their day off.”

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Southgate returned to hold a planned team meeting, but was forced to lay out his plans with his arm in a sling.

“It is better this is me than one of the players,” he added. “They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking ‘what have you been doing!?’ – as always, they were probably quite amused.

“It is good that we have had a quiet day today so I had prepared the meeting before and we are on to preparations for Panama.

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“I am just a bit gutted because I was on for my record 10k time!”

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