Jack Butland likely to miss Euro 2016 after fracturing ankle

Butland fractured his ankle in England's 3-2 win over Germany announced, the Football Association.

Jack Butland likely to miss Euro 2016 after fracturing ankle
Butland being carried off | source : Skysports.com

Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland will be out of action for around three months after fracturing his ankle against Germany on Saturday.

Butland picked up the injury just before Toni Kroos scored from a long range effort which beat him at the near post, this injury could see him missing out on Euro 2016 altogether after suffering with a fractured ankle.

He was clearly distraught at the fact he had picked up injury and conceding a goal with emotions being shown and Butland being visibly upset.

Butland, who had stepped into Joe Hart's shoes because of injury, sadly picked up the problem which then forced Roy Hodgson's hand in bringing on Southampton's Fraser Forster.

Butland had picked up the injury by going down for the ball on the 41st minute he didn't immediately signal to the bench to say he was injured it wasn't until Kroos had beat him with a long range effort that the discomfort was shown and  England's physio Gary Lewin came on to treat him pitch-side  before being taken off and Forster coming on in replacement.

Forster to be in goal for Tuesday's match against Holland

With Hart and now Butland out this could be Forsters time to shine and show the nation how capable he is between the sticks.

Butland tweeted: "Thank you for all your messages, I'll be having a scan today to see the damage to my ankle and will work hard to get back fit! Thank you!" 

Now the results of the scan are back the Stoke keeper is said to be "absolutely devastated" that he likely to miss out on the Euro's with a fractured ankle 

Tom Heaton training with the England | source : Getty images
Tom Heaton training with the England | source : Getty images

England manager Hodgson said after England's 3-2 game "You can never say how bad these are because they need to be assessed. We hope it is not serious but we have to wait." but now he knows the the outcome  will be looking to give Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton his first senior team call up to the team, be it on the bench against Holland on Tuesday.

Heaton was called up to the senior squad after Hart was taken out of contention through injury.