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Ruddy ruled out of Euros

Butland called up to replace injured 'keeper

ESPN staff

John Ruddy has impressed for Norwich this season

John Ruddy has been ruled out of England's Euro 2012 campaign with a broken finger.

Ruddy, 25, had been named in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad alongside goalkeepers Joe Hart and Rob Green.

The Norwich City shot-stopper has not previously represented his country and expressed his delight at the surprise call-up last week. However, injury has forced Ruddy to withdraw from the squad, meaning teenager Jack Butland will take his place in the side.

Butland, 19, is contracted to Birmingham City, although his only league appearances have come while on loan at Cheltenham Town.

"Thank you for the messages, gutted but determined to come back better next season, can't wait for the wedding now!'' Ruddy told fans on Twitter. "Taken lots of positives from the 2 days training, and the biggest positive is that it happened with England before a major tournament!"


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