Fabian Delph will undergo a scan on the hamstring injury he sustained after nine seconds of England’s win over Switzerland.
The Manchester City midfielder made way for Ross Barkley in the opening minutes of the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley, and is now surely a major doubt for Manchester City ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Delph has had unfortunate luck with hamstring injuries since joining City from Aston Villa in the summer. He pulled up after 18 minutes of his first City appearance when Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost to Real Madrid during their pre-season tour of Australia. He has managed only 15 minutes of Premier League action this summer.
Roy Hodgson expressed his surprise at Delph’s latest injury woe.
“He pulled his hamstring,” he said. “He’s trained every session, felt good, played in San Marino.
“It was just that burst, that acceleration. He felt it’s a definite pull. How serious, a scan will have to show us.
“We’re very disappointed, as is he.
“It’s not something that we could have prevented because there was no risk putting him on the field.
“I can’t remember having to make a change before after nine seconds.
“It robbed us of one early on.
“It gave us a chance to play Ross Barkley, who had been unlucky to lose his place.”