West Ham winger Antonio withdrawn from England squad

Michail Antonio: West Ham winger set to miss England duty with injury

England manager Gareth Southgate's attacking options ahead of a challenging trip to Germany this week have been further reduced after West Ham United's Michail Antonio withdrew from the squad on Sunday night.

The 26 year old featured in the full 90 minutes of the Hammers 3-2 defeat to defending Premier League Champions Leicester City but manager SlavenBilic revealed after the match that he had picked up an injury.

England, who have no plans to replace Antonio, are scheduled to play Germany in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday before facing Lithuania at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

England are two points clear at the top of Group F in qualifying, unbeaten and yet to concede.

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'Antonio is probably going to be withdrawn from the England squad with a hamstring problem, ' he said.

In addition to Antonio, West Ham lost centre-back Winston Reid to a leg injury, while midfielder Pedro Obiang was taken off on a stretcher after rolling his ankle. He didn't limp off, so we will see'.

On the injuries to Antonio and Reid, Bilic said: "Hopefully, they will be fit after the worldwide break".

"We have Diafra Sakho who is getting stronger and stronger and he will start training with the PL2 squad next week", West Ham's head of medical and sports science Stijn Vandenbroucke told the club website.

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