England's Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling during training
Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph looks set to be ruled out Euro 2016 after picking up a groin injury, ESPN has reported.
The 26-year-old picked up the problem following Sunday's 2-1 win over Turkey on Sunday, and is now unlikely to be considered for the final 23-man squad.
England boss Roy Hodgson has already confirmed that Delph will sit out Friday's friendly with Australia at the Stadium of Light, adding that the former Villa star has stayed in Manchester to receive treatment.
Manchester City's Jesus Navas and Fabian Delph during training
Hodgson, who faces the task of whittling down his squad after the clash with the Socceroos, reportedly told a news conference that Delph will now only travel to France if there are injuries to other players.
He said: "I've spoken to him [Delph] and he's stayed in Manchester, and I've made it clear to him that this means he probably won't be with us in the final 23 -- unless, of course, we have injuries.
"I've actually put him on the standby list, which he understands and accepts. I don't think it's going to be a really long-term injury for him so, if I needed him and I wanted him to come with us, it would be easy for me to ask him to do so.
"With the situation we have with the other 25 players, it might be unlikely."
Manchester City's Fabian Delph in action
It is the latest in a long line of injury blows for Delph, who suffered a hamstring problem during a pre-season game with Real Madrid last summer, which he later aggravated just 90 seconds into England's European Championship qualifier against Switzerland.
He was sidelined for another two months back in February when he picked up an Achilles tendon injury, which caused him to make just 14 starts for City this season.
But while this is a difficult time for Delph, England fans are nevertheless confident he will not be missed too much during this summer's tournament.
Thank god Fabian Delph is injured. I honestly think the barn owl would have taken him otherwise— DƩΔ (@Peacisco) May 26, 2016
Fabian Delph ruled out of the Euros, well there goes our chances of winning it. #AFC— On Me Head Son! ⚽ (@Danielfloyd1981) May 26, 2016
Fabian Delph wasn't making the 23 man squad anyway.— #2A (@MoJizel) May 26, 2016
There is a God.... Fabian delph is out the England sqaud— MR BURNS (@andyc7851) May 26, 2016
England manager Roy Hodgson during the press conference
Oh No Fabian Delph is injured for the euros.. pic.twitter.com/ZDA3a1Hu4d— Ry (@Ryan_Martin01) May 26, 2016