Kieran Trippier withdraws from England squad with injury

File photo of Kieran Trippier. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters London, UK Nov 13, 2018, 05.20 PM (IST)

Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Trippier has withdrawn from the England squad for matches against the United States and Croatia due to a groin injury, the Football Association said on Tuesday.

Trippier, who scored England's only goal in the World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, picked up the injury in the first half of Tottenham's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

The 28-year-old reported for international duty at England's St. George's Park facility on Monday but has been sent back to Spurs to continue rehabilitation.

England host the US in a friendly on Thursday and Croatia in the Nations League on Sunday.

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Trippier picked up the injury in the first half of Tottenham's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in a Premier League match.