Date: 3rd July 2012 at 8:11pm
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After he missed out on being selected for England during 2012, it was always on the cards that Daniel Sturridge would be handed a starring role for Great Britain’s Olympic football team for the upcoming games in London and he’s the man Stuart Pearce was relying on for goals.

But it would seem the forward’s chances have been dealt a cruel blow as it has been reported that he’s undergoing medical tests as he may have contracted meningitis. The results will be monitored by the Football Association’s medical staff over the coming days and we all hope that he will be healthy, and that he’ll be able to take part in the games.

He had fallen ill over the weekend but has shown some improvement since, according to the Guardian. Hopefully he won’t join the likes of Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker and Chris Smalling, who are all ruled out of contention with injury already. But Pearce is to delay the decision on him as long as he possibly can.

Sturridge enjoyed a good campaign last season and scored 13 goals whilst making seven assists, but his form did take a dip in the second half of the season and he lost his place as a starter once Andre Villas-Boas lost his job. He has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with Liverpool and Tottenham apparently keen on the player, the rumours of a transfer to Spurs has grown even stronger of late as Villas-Boas has been named manager at White Hart Lane.

Anyway, that sort of talk is for another day and the main thing is that he makes a speedy recovery. So, get well soon, Studge.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/03/london-2012-daniel-sturridge-team-gb?