Injured James withdraws from England squad

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Reece James goes up against Italy's Leonardo SpinazzolaJames came on as a late substitute against Italy
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Chelsea defender Reece James will miss England's Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley on Sunday through injury.

The 23-year-old has returned to the Premier League club for what the Football Association says is "assessment of an ongoing issue".

James came on for Arsenal's Bukayo Saka after 85 minutes of Thursday's 2-1 win over Italy in Naples.

Manager Gareth Southgate has decided not to call up any replacements.

James missed last year's World Cup with a knee injury and picked up another knee problem in December which kept him out for another month.

The remainder of the England squad, including the suspended Luke Shaw, will continue their preparations at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground on Saturday.

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