We have an injury update from the England camp in Russia...and it's Gareth Southgate

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018
England manager Gareth Southgate picked up a shoulder injury on Wednesday afternoon

Gareth Southgate admits he might need to temper any future goal celebrations, having dislocated his right shoulder on Wednesday afternoon.

The manager suffered the injury while running near England's World Cup base in Repino during a scheduled day off from training.

Barely 36 hours earlier, Southgate was pictured jumping for joy after Harry Kane’s late goal secured a campaign-opening victory over Tunisia.

“I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!” joked Southgate, who was treated in a nearby hospital with the assistance of team doctor Rob Chakraverty.

"The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.

“We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work.

Southgate delivers Wednesday's team meeting with his arm in a sling

"We are lucky we have a top-class medical team around us, so it was fine. I had brilliant help from them, and I am just sorry that I managed to ruin their day off."

Southgate was back at the base in time to hold a planned meeting with his players before dinner – albeit with his arm in a sling.

"It is better this is me than one of the players,”  added the Three Lions boss.

"They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking ‘what have you been doing!?’ – as always, they were probably quite amused.

"It is good that we have had a quiet day today so I had prepared the meeting before and we are on to preparations for Panama.

"I am just a bit gutted because I was on for my record 10k time!"

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By FA Staff