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Tarkowski withdraws from England’s standby list for World Cup

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Burnley have announced that James Tarkowski will no longer be available for England in this summer’s World Cup after having to undergo a hernia operation

The 25-year-old had been an integral member of the Burnley squad this season that had finished a shock seventh place in the Premier League standings to secure a place in the Europa League for next term.

Despite his impressive displays, Tarkowski was omitted from the final 23-man England squad by Gareth Southgate but was put on standby as a first reserve encase any injuries were sustained by one of the defenders at Russia.

However, Tarkowski’s are now completely over after having to undergo surgery.

“James Tarkowski has withdrawn from England’s World Cup preparation camp at St. George’s Park to undergo a hernia operation,” a statement read on the club website.

“The Clarets defender had been training with the Three Lions since last Monday, having been named on England manager Gareth Southgate’s five-man standby list.

“However, after managing an ongoing groin issue and, following assessment in recent days, it has been decided that the 25-year-old requires surgery instead.

“Tarkowski is expected to be fit for the Clarets’ return to pre-season training in early July.”

After learning this, Southgate opted to not enlist another defender in Tarkowski’s place to be on standby for the England squad.