Daniel Sturridge Injury: Updates on Liverpool Star's Thigh, Likely Return Date

Ben BlackmoreFeatured ColumnistSeptember 5, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool competes with Tom Cleverley of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 01, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifier against Moldova due to a thigh problem, according to the Express.

The in-form Liverpool striker has been monitoring the injury for weeks and faced a fitness test for Friday’s crucial qualifier. News emerging from the England camp confirms the player did not convince medical staff.

BREAKING: Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of #England's World Cup Qualifier against Moldova tomorrow night #LFC

— Express Football (@ExpressFootball) September 5, 2013