Daniel Sturridge could miss Olympics with meningitis
Daniel Sturridge could miss out on the Olympics with suspected meningitis
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Wednesday, 04, Jul 2012 10:04
By Mark Fordham
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has emerged as a major doubt for Team GB at the Olympics after suffering from suspected meningitis.
The Football Association has been informed of the situation, along with Chelsea and now further tests are ongoing as they try and determine the full extent of the illness.
Stuart Pearce's squad are due to meet this weekend but the manager is allowed to replace players from his standby list up until July 25th.
If he is ruled out it could pave the way for the squad's only Scottish player to be included as Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes is thought to be on it.
The other option available to Pearce would be Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
If Sturridge is ruled out it would not mean a glorious return to the fold for former England captain David Beckham because the Chelsea man is not one of the over-age players in the squad.
The only way he could be included is if one of Ryan Giggs, Micah Richards or Craig Bellamy gets injured.