Everton defender John Stones will miss the first two games at the European Under-21 Championship finals with a head injury.
Stonesy had concussion after a clash of heads in training and will miss tonight's opening game against Portugal in Uherské Hradiště as well as Sunday's encounter with Sweden in Olomouc.
England coach Gareth Southgate will not be sending him home, as he hopes to pick the 21-year-old for the Young Lions final Group B match with Italy in Olomouc next Wednesday.
Gareth Southgate said: "We would struggle to pack him up anywhere at the moment.
"He's bitterly disappointed. Our first thoughts are to lift his spirits as quickly as possible.
"In terms of the group, we have a strong mentality and in all positions we have places where players have moved up to the seniors so we've had to look at other players during the campaign, with great competition for places in every of the field."
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