Injured Stones released from England camp

by | 06/10/2015  23 Comments  [Jump to last]

John Stones will return to Finch Farm this week to continue treatment on his injured knee as he bids to be fit for the visit of Manchester United after the current international break.

The 21-year-old was called up by Roy Hodgson for England's forthcoming Euro2016 qualifiers and reported for duty at St George's Park but has been now been sent back to Everton.

Stones was given every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby but, like team-mate Seamus Coleman, the defender didn't make it after apparently feeling pain in the knee during training on Friday or Saturday.

He was substituted early in the second half of the Capital One Cup tie at Reading and missed the matches against West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool.

Coleman, meanwhile, is not expected to feature for the Republic of Ireland over the next fortnight either. He is dealing with a hamstring problem picked up in the win over Chelsea last month and sat out of Ireland's training session today.  

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Brian Garside
1 Posted 06/10/2015 at 16:55:34
Good news indeed for us, whilst dissapointing for him.
Colin Glassar
2 Posted 06/10/2015 at 17:00:20
Can we please get Eva Carneiro in? She has a brilliant record at Chelsea and is currently unemployed.
Dave Pritchard
3 Posted 06/10/2015 at 17:05:06
She'll not be working for anyone until the tribunal or whatever legal wranglings are going to happen are completed.
Tom Bowers
4 Posted 06/10/2015 at 17:27:06
Best to rest Stones until he is 100%. Everton seem to have adequate cover for the lad so no need to take risks.
Tony J Williams
5 Posted 06/10/2015 at 17:28:53
Makes you laugh, he was included whilst injured but Sturridge who was playing was left out to give him a rest...
Julian Wait
6 Posted 06/10/2015 at 17:36:59
We've already qualified, and he wants to be fitter or Euro 2016. It was a no-brainer surely?

If he keeps playing like he has, and Gary Cahill continues his Chelsea nightmare, Stones will be picked for the Euros, and he'll likely play. The way Jags is playing, they might play together. Shoot, the way Galloway is playing, and with injuries, he might play too!

Tony Cheek
8 Posted 06/10/2015 at 17:57:33
Anybody else think it was complete madness to play him against Reading. I am sure he needed resting after that really awkward fall.
Des Farren
9 Posted 06/10/2015 at 18:42:26
Disappointing for Stones alright Brian @1.

Hardly good news for us though if he is (still) in pain from a knee injury.

Andrew Keatley
10 Posted 06/10/2015 at 18:48:51
Julian (6). Agree on all fronts. Jags was unfairly maligned I thought after the last World Cup, and Cahill's continual inclusion looks like a chronic case of big club bias.

Smalling at Man Utd has improved a lot in the last 12 months, but Jagielka should definitely be in the mix. With everyone available for England, Stones has to be first choice. He's got it all.

Peter Mills
12 Posted 06/10/2015 at 19:48:45
Worried about this injury. It looked dodgy at the time at Swansea although he finished the match, but what's gone on since then suggests something that could keep him out for a while.

I've been wrong plenty of times before, let's hope I am again.

Ian McDowell
13 Posted 06/10/2015 at 20:01:26
Hopefully he will be available for the Man Utd game. Getting slightly worried as we seem to have a habit of nothing injuries suddenly becoming something much more serious.
Peter Cummings
14 Posted 06/10/2015 at 20:24:43
In spite of RMs quote last week that his injury was slight, it now appears that it is more serious and he could be out for a longer period,

He said the same thing about Coleman but was wrong again, I think Martinez should be more honest with the fans instead of building our hopes up for a quick return with his 'positive' comments. Next thing we know, both players may need surgery.

Ciaran Duff
15 Posted 06/10/2015 at 23:07:40
I have the same feeling, Peter, and I hope we are both wrong.
Anthony Dwyer
16 Posted 06/10/2015 at 23:42:45
Thank God for that.

Maybe Galloway will now get a call up, you never know.

Minik Hansen
17 Posted 06/10/2015 at 23:43:44
Eva Carneiro or an other female physicist is very much welcome. Females are better at caring, like mothers do, it's just different in a much better way.
Peter Gorman
18 Posted 06/10/2015 at 00:01:00
If we need a physicist then I would prefer Brian Cox.
John Pickles
19 Posted 07/10/2015 at 01:45:34
Yeah Peter, it's not like it's Rocket Science!
Gary Russell
20 Posted 07/10/2015 at 02:05:50
That's a small club mentality you have there Peter. Think big man, it would have to can be Stephen Hawking. But he would need a carer. Someone like.... maybe that ex Chelsea lass, Eva Carneiro.
Phil Sammon
21 Posted 07/10/2015 at 02:27:52
Brent Stephens

'Surely he has to be 120%?'

Still too risky for my liking. I want him a full 200% fit before he takes to the field. Then, by my reckoning, he could get 100% injured and still be COMPLETELY fit.

Michael Polley
22 Posted 07/10/2015 at 10:00:30
Didn't expect him, or Coleman to feature in any of the internationals. Let's hope they're both back for the Manure game. Wee bit worried that Stone's injury is still causing a prob
Colin Glassar
23 Posted 07/10/2015 at 10:06:19
Minik 15, that's very sexist and something Ron Atkinson or Andy Gray might say. But I get your point, I'd rather rest my sore head against Eva's tender bosom than look up into the face of some warty faced old fart.

Let's get Eva!! I bet she'd straighten out Stonesy, and the rest of our walking dead, real quick.

Christy Ring
25 Posted 07/10/2015 at 21:01:03
Peter (#12), I agree with you completely, when Stones came off against Reading, he said it was only a 'precaution'. The sad thing is that with all our injuries, Bob's assessment and timescale was probably wrong in most cases.
Abhishek Saha
26 Posted 08/10/2015 at 03:12:20
Colin (#21), we might start getting more injuries as more and more players would like to rest their sore head against the tender bosom. :-)

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