John Ruddy ruled out of England Euro 2012 squad with injury
England goalkeeper John Ruddy has been ruled out of Euro 2012 after breaking his finger in training.
The Norwich player, 25, was making his first appearance in the national squad after being named in the 23 for Poland and Ukraine by new manager Roy Hodgson.
Manchester City's Joe Hart is England's first-choice keeper with West Ham United's Robert Green his deputy.
Birmingham City's 19-year-old shot-stopper Jack Butland has been called into the squad as Ruddy's replacement.
Euro 2012: Roy Hodgson bemoans 'keeper John Ruddy's luck
He was previously on the standby list and will join up with the squad next week ahead of the final warm-up game with Belgium on 2 June.
A statement on the FA website revealed that Ruddy will travel with the squad to Norway on Friday and watch the friendly in Oslo on Saturday, but return to his club upon arrival back in England.
Ruddy is due to get married on the same day that England play their second warm-up game against Belgium at Wembley.
And he has revealed
"To everyone who has asked…as if it wasn't unlucky enough, it IS my ring finger and also my first ever broken bone!
"Thank you for the messages, gutted but determined to come back better next season, can't wait for the wedding now! #everycloud. Taken lots of positives from the 2 days training, and the biggest positive is that it happened with England before a major tournament!"
His injury caps a disappointing end to what has been an impressive first season in the Premier League, in which he helped Norwich to a 12th-place finish.
He started his career with Cambridge and moved to Everton aged 18, but spent most of his five years at Goodison on loan before joining the Canaries in July 2010.
Who is Jack Butland?
Born 10 March 1993 in Bristol
Product of Birmingham City academy
Played for England at Under-16 to Under-21 level. Won Euro Championships with Under-17s
Yet to play a first-team game for Birmingham City
Had two loan spells at League Two Cheltenham this season, keeping 11 clean sheets in 24 games
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