Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips has withdrawn from the England squad due to a persistent shoulder injury that requires surgery.

Kalvin Phillips has suffered a pair of nasty shoulder injuries and was in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad despite playing only 14 minutes for City in an injury-plagued debut campaign.

He is currently scheduled for surgery to correct the issue and will not participate in the upcoming international matches for his country.

Phillips does not want to miss the Nations League clashes with Italy and Germany. However, he is most concerned that he won’t be fit for the World Cup.

It will take over a month for Southgate to announce his provisional squad. Kelvin Phillips will likely make that as the boss will give him every chance to prove his fitness, but the clock isn’t on his side.

He has suffered a series of setbacks following the £42 million move from Leeds United last summer.

Kelvin Philips has been limited by a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason. His last appearance in the Premier League came as a late substitute during the opening weekend. Even though he returned for City’s two Champions League games, he wasn’t in the Squad for Saturday’s win over Wolves.

When the World Cup starts, it may be a significant loss for Philips and England not having him in the squad.

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