Kalvin Phillips suffers fresh shoulder injury as Man City man withdraws from England squad and could be ruled out of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad

    Kalvin Phillips is a doubt for this winter’s World Cup in Qatar following a fresh shoulder injury.

    The Manchester City man was a notable absentee for the 3-0 victory over Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

    Phillips is a potential doubt for this winter’s World Cup

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    Phillips is a potential doubt for this winter’s World Cup

    The midfielder has suffered a fresh shoulder injury that will see him face a spell on the sidelines

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    The midfielder has suffered a fresh shoulder injury that will see him face a spell on the sidelines

    This came after the midfielder featured for Pep Guardiola’s side midweek in the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.

    The shoulder injury suffered is the second of Phillips’ season so far and could result in City opting for him to undergo surgery to resolve the issue.

    While the injury means that the 26-year-old will withdraw from the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures with Italy and Germany, it also puts his spot in England’s 23-man World Cup squad in doubt.

    Should Phillips undergo surgery, he would face a race against time to be fit for the competition which gets underway in just two months’ time in November.

    Since joining from Leeds United in a £45million deal, Phillips has found life tough at the Etihad Stadium.

    Phillips made an appearance in the midweek victory over Dortmund

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    Phillips made an appearance in the midweek victory over Dortmund

    As well as his injury problems, Phillips has struggled to dislodge Rodri in City’s midfield, something that has significantly limited his match action for his new employers.

    As a result, Phillips has made just three appearances for the club, totaling 13 minutes of match action.

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