Rose, McCarthy withdraw from England squad due to injury

Daniel Karell
NBC Sports

The injury bug has bitten England yet again.

Two more players were forced to withdraw from the national team squad on Thursday, one day before a crucial road UEFA Nations League match at World Cup finalist Croatia. Tottenham’s Danny Rose and Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy left the squad on Thursday with “minor injuries,” that they arrived with. It appears that England manager Gareth Southgate thought it was best to leave them home before flying out to Croatia.

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