England goalkeeper Nick Pope is now a doubt for Euro 2020 after it was revealed he was having knee surgery.
The Burnley star has been a regular in Gareth Southgate’s squads and started World Cup qualifiers in March when no. 1 Jordan Pickford was injured.
But now it’s Pope who is a possible absentee.
He’s been missing from the Clarets side for their last three games with a knee problem and now he will have an operation on the issue.
“Unfortunately, Nick is going to need a minor operation on his knee this week,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche confirmed to BT Sport.
“That’s not ideal for him or us and possibly for the England team. We’ll wait and see.
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“It’s nothing too serious, we don’t think, but it still needed doing.
“He was trying to get right for this game to give it a test but didn’t quite come through in training, so he and we have had to make a judgement call on that.
“It’s mainly down to him and he knows what he’s got to do. He’ll have that (the operation) done this week and hopefully it will settle down for a quick recovery.”