England ace to miss Euro 2016 with broken ankle

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland broke his ankle in England’s 3-2 friendly win over Germany and is set to miss three months of football, according to reports from the Mirror.

Butland started the game against the World Champions but felt the injury shortly before Toni Kroos’ goal, which he was unable to dive down to save due to pain in his ankle.

He was replaced shortly by Fraser Forster during a night which saw the Three Lions claw two goals back through Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, before Eric Dier’s last minute header won the clash.

However, after scans, it has been confirmed that Butland is likely to be sidelined for 12 weeks, which will come as a big blow for Stoke and England.

He Tweeted: “Today’s scan revealed I’ve fractured my ankle, absolutely devastated! I’ll be doing everything I can to get back fit as soon as I can!”

The 21-year-old is unlikely to be fit in time for Euro 2016, meaning Burnley’s Tom Heaton is now the favourite to go to the tournament as third choice behind Manchester City’s Joe Hart and Southampton’s Forster.