Walcott pulls out of squad
Theo Walcott has become the fourth member of Roy Hodgson's England squad to be ruled out of Wednesday night's friendly against Italy in Berne.
Walcott reported for duty on Monday with a slight thigh problem which has not eased sufficiently for Hodgson to think it worthwhile for the Arsenal winger to make the journey to Switzerland.
"Walcott reported with a slightly bruised thigh and was unable to train fully, so has returned to his club as a precaution," a statement on the FA website read.
Gunners colleague Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, plus keeper Joe Hart and striker Daniel Sturridge have also pulled out, but Hodgson has opted not to bring in any replacements, other than Joleon Lescott who was called up on Monday.