The goalkeeper fractured his ankle against Germany at the
England’s excellent win against Germany at the weekend unfortunately came at a price for Stoke City fans.
Goalkeeper Jack Butland suffered a fractured ankle just before the opening goal to see him stretchered off the pitch in agony after conceding from Toni Kroos’ shot.
Now he has posted a latest update on his injury problem on his official Twitter account.
As England took on the Netherlands at Wembley Butland was recuperating in hospital after undergoing surgery on the problem yesterday.
He had a message for Stoke fans, in which he declared he has had three screws placed in his serious ankle injury:
Morning guys, very pleased to say the operation was successful! I'm 3 more screws closer to a walking toolbox! pic.twitter.com/t8Tk94OyCm— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) March 30, 2016
The injury looks set to rule Butland out for the rest of the current season and Euro 2016.
But he insists that he will be on the mend as soon as possible and that he can return better after this major blow:
But seriously, this is where the hard work begins! I can't wait to get stuck into recovery and return better than ever! #BiggerBetter— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) March 30, 2016
Butland has had an excellent season at the Britannia Stadium and it looked like he might be pushing Manchester City’s Joe Hart, himself struggling with injury, for the number one spot in Roy Hodgson’s England team.
Now the Stoke star will need to focus on his recovery ahead of a hopeful return for the start of next season.