Jack Butland confirms extent of his injury, fans react on Twitter

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The Stoke City and England goalkeeper will miss around three months after fracturing his ankle.

Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has confirmed that he fractured his ankle in the friendly international victory over Germany on Saturday.

The 23-year-old was replaced by Fraser Forster in first-half stoppage time after initially attempting to play on after appearing to suffer an injury before being beaten from long range by Toni Kroos' shot.

Butland's problem did not look good, and the former Birmingham City man has now revealed that he has suffered a fracture in his ankle.

He tweeted: "Today's scan revealed I've fractured my ankle, absolutely devasted (sic)! I'll be doing everything I can to get back fit as soon as I can!"

The injury is expected to rule the goalkeeper out for up to three months, which would see him miss the rest of the domestic season and be likely to miss the entirety of Euro 2016.

The news is a huge blow for the stopper, who won just his fourth senior cap for the Three Lions in the first half of the clash with the world champions in Berlin.

It will also come as massive setback for Stoke and any aspirations the club might have of getting up into the European position in the Premier League table, with Butland having been in fine form throughout the season.

Unsurprisingly, there was an outpouring of sympathy for the young goalkeeper, who has seen his hopes of playing at a first major tournament dashed.

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