Injured Welbeck a concern for England coach Hodgson

London, Sep 7 (IANS) England football team coach Roy Hodgson fears that Danny Welbeck could miss out on a place in the Euro 2016 squad because of his persistent injury troubles.

The Arsenal striker has been out of action since May with a knee injury and has suffered another set back after undergoing surgery.

The English Premier League club said that Welbeck will be out for even longer now and Hodgson has admitted that he is worried about his situation.

“Welbeck bothers me now. He has already been out for me since March so that’s over four months already. Now I hear it’s going to be another six months, so I can only hope that Danny recovers a bit quicker and hits the ground running,” Hodgson was quoted as saying by goal.com on Sunday.

“I’ve got to make certain there are a few Jamie Vardys and Harry Kanes and Theo Walcotts because we can’t keep going around talking about the ones who aren’t there,” he said.

The England coach also admitted that he is waiting on clarification from Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish over his international career, with the 19-year-old still to decide if he wants to feature for England or Ireland.

“I’m not 100 percent certain of what he (Grealish) is waiting for. As far as I am concerned I would like him to come out and say: ‘I’ve thought about it, I’ve got the two possibilities and I’m opting for England’ and then he will be available for selection,” Hodgson said.

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