Manchester United defender Chris
Smalling will not be available for England's Euro 2012 campaign
because of a serious groin injury, his club manager Sir Alex
Ferguson said on Friday.
"Chris has suffered a bad injury," Ferguson told a news
briefing before his side's final match of the season against
Sunderland on Sunday.
"It is a torn groin muscle injury and he will miss the
European Championships. We are assessing what to do at the
moment but it is certainly a bad injury."
Ferguson said Smalling suffered the injury against Swansea
City last week but there was more positive news concerning
striker Danny Welbeck, who will be available for the tournament
even though he is missing Sunday's match with an ankle injury.
"He is still out just now but he should be fit for the
Euros," Ferguson added.
Smalling, 22, who has three international caps, was expected
to be included in recently appointed England manager Roy
Hodgson's 23-man squad when it is announced on Wednesday.
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