Reece James, a Chelsea defender, will miss England’s World Cup roster in Qatar due to injury.
According to Sky Sports, the decision was made following conversations with manager Gareth Southgate on Tuesday.
The decision was made that the full-back had not healed sufficiently from the knee injury he sustained against AC Milan in the Champions League last month.
James flew to Dubai to undergo an intensive rehabilitation programme in a bid to be fit for Qatar.
He has even been doing some tentative running at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground in recent days.
However, Southgate has taken the tough decision to tell James that he cannot risk including him in his 26-man squad that will be announced on Thursday.