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England Euro 2024 star could 'require surgery' on long-standing injury

One of England's Euro 2024 stars could require surgery in the coming weeks after club officials watched the player at Wednesday's semi-final victory over the Netherlands, according to reports.

Gareth Southgate's reign reached another record-breaking high as the Three Lions came from behind to win 2-1 in Dortmund and qualify for a second consecutive European Championship final.

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins was England's hero in the 90th minute when his driven shot following a Cole Palmer pass nestled in the back of the net to win the encounter in dramatic fashion.

Sunday's silverware showdown against Spain represents another golden opportunity for England to win their first major honour since 1966 and a chance to avenge their defeat against Italy three-years ago.

England's win over the Netherlands has widely been hailed as their best performance of the competition, but there are fears one star is being 'limited' by an injury that could require surgery, as reported by Revelo.

There are concerns one England star could require surgery on an injury in the coming weeks

Gareth Southgate has guided his England side to consecutive European Championship semi-finals

Jude Bellingham has been a leader in the team camp, scoring an acrobatic equaliser against Slovakia in the round of 16 to keep England in the competition, but has also appeared to be battling fatigue following a hectic club campaign with Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old won the Champions League and LaLiga titlte during his debut season in Spain, but has struggled after dislocating his shoulder in November and needing to take painkillers to deal with the pain.

Such is the concern in Spain that Bellingham is at risk of another injury, Madrid's head scout Juni Calafat attended Wednesday's semi-final and spoke with the playmaker after the game.

Jude Bellingham has started every one of England's matches at Euro 2024 following a long season with Real Madrid

Bellingham has been playing with a shoulder brace ever since dislocating his shoulder in September last year

Madrid believe the England star is playing 'at his limit' and want to avoid Bellingham needing to undergo surgery that could delay his participation in the start of next season.

Bellingham has started every match of England's run to the Euro 2024 final and admitted he didn't know if he could play another 30 minutes if the match went to extra time.

Bellingham told ITV: 'To be back here at this club that helped turned me into the man and the player I am and I'm really grateful so it's really nice to do it here in that sense, it's special, but more it's important to come out with a win.

'Finding a way, that character, mentality, attitude of anyone can win us the game if they're given us the chance and Ollie came on today and did that, and I'm grateful because I don't know if I had another half-hour in me.'

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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