Chelsea's Cahill ruled out of England game

Chelsea's Gary Cahill will miss the San Marino game on Friday. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

England's defensive injury crisis worsened as it was revealed that Chelsea's Gary Cahill will not be available for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino. The defender picked up an injury during Chelsea's match on Sunday. Newcastle's Steven Taylor has been called up instead.

Cahill has not yet been ruled out of the team for the crucial match against Montenegro on Tuesday. The England manager Roy Hodgson already faces a selection dilemma after fellow defenders Rio Ferdinand and Michael Dawson had to pull out of the England squad this week.

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