Uruguay captain Diego Lugano out of England World Cup clash

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has been ruled out of the World Cup match against England on Thursday with a knee injury.

Knee injury keeps him out

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has been ruled out of the World Cup match against England on Thursday with a knee injury. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has been ruled out of the World Cup match against England on Thursday with a knee injury.

The Uruguay federation says Lugano's left knee strain has intensified in recent day, preventing "normal sporting performance."

Medical scans showed that the 33-year-old defender does not currently require surgery.

Uruguay and England both lost their Group D openers on Saturday.

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