Major England injury blow as Luke Shaw STILL fails to train with the rest of the team at the Euros on the eve of second game against Denmark – raising big questions over his fitness

  • England star Luke Shaw hasn’t played since February due to a hamstring injury
  • It was hoped he would be back for the Denmark game, but Shaw missed training
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Luke Shaw was still absent from England training on Wednesday in a major blow to Gareth Southgate.

Man United defender Shaw hasn’t played since February due to a hamstring injury, but he was still picked by Southgate for the Three Lions Euro 2024 squad. 

The 28-year-old is the only recognised left back in the group and had been tipped to return against Denmark on Thursday.

However, given the fact he is still not training with his team-mates just over 24 hours out from the clash against the Danes, he is pretty much certain not to play and it raises big questions over his fitness for the tournament.

Instead of joining team training on Wednesday, Shaw was continuing to follow an individual programme elsewhere.

Luke Shaw was still absent from England training on Wednesday in a blow to Gareth Southgate

Shaw's absence raises major questions about his fitness for the rest of the tournament

Shaw’s absence raises major questions about his fitness for the rest of the tournament

The Man United defender hasn't played since February, but joined in some sessions last week

The Man United defender hasn’t played since February, but joined in some sessions last week

It comes after Shaw did not take part in training alongside England’s non-playing squad members on Monday, following the Three Lions’ Euro 2024 opener against Serbia. 

However, the left back did join his team-mates for certain sessions last week and will continue to be monitored by staff.

Speaking ahead of the game with Serbia, Southgate had given a positive fitness update on Shaw as he said: ‘Everyone is available.

‘We have a decision whether Luke [Shaw] is possible to use from the bench or not. But everybody has trained today and is available.’

Meanwhile, Mail Sport reported last week how it was unlikely the United defender would be available to play against Serbia but if all went according to plan, it was thought he could be named in the squad to face Denmark.

But his absence on Wednesday is the latest defensive injury blow to Southgate.

Harry Maguire, who has been an ever-present for the Three Lions under Southgate, could not prove his fitness in time for the tournament after failing to recover from a calf injury in time.

Lewis Dunk and John Stones then both picked up knocks in England’s final warm-up game for the tournament against Iceland, before Stones was then forced to miss training last week due to a sickness bug.

In Shaw’s place, Kieran Trippier filled in at left back against Serbia and is now expected to continue in that role against Denmark. 

Shaw has won 31 caps for England since his debut in 2014 and scored the opening goal in England’s defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

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