England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that the injury suffered by Michael Carrick is “not that serious”.
Manchester United midfielder Carrick was forced to withdraw from the squad to face Switzerland this week after picking up the knock.
The 34-year-old was plagued by injuries last term and the news worried Man United fans.
However, Hodgson moved to calm fears over Carrick by insisting the injury won’t keep the player out of action for too long.
“It’s a calf injury – not that serious. It came out of nowhere in the warm-up in San Marino. Out of precaution, we didn’t push it. He [Carrick] had a preliminary scan here with our doctors. They decided there’s something there,” Hodgson said.
The hope is that Carrick recovers in time to make the squad for United’s game against Liverpool this weekend. Carrick has been unfortunate with injuries over the past few years but the acquisition of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer should give him more freedom to pick and choose his moments to rest.