Carrick sits out England training

United man recovering from injury after Champions League final

Carrick: Rested after sustaining a minor injury in the Champions League final

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick missed England's training session on Tuesday morning as a result of an injury.

Ahead of Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley, Carrick has been recalled for the first time since last summer's World Cup.

But he picked up a knock during Saturday's UEFA Champions League final defeat to Barcelona and missed England's training session at Arsenal's London Colney complex.

As Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale were ruled out last week, the latter being replaced by Robert Green, it left Fabio Capello with 24 players at training ahead of a Group G encounter.

In Defoe's absence, the coach will want to wrap first-choice striker Darren Bent in cotton wool and reassure himself over the fitness of his other two frontmen, Peter Crouch and Bobby Zamora, neither of whom completed Tottenham and Fulham's final Premier League games respectively.

Capello presumably will also be able to have a chat with Rio Ferdinand within the confines to outline the reasons behind his decision to transfer the captaincy back to John Terry.

The Italian has nine of his starting line-up for the most recent qualifying win in Wales present, Wayne Rooney missing out through suspension and Michael Dawson a shock omission to make way for Ferdinand.

England are presently joint top of Group G with 10 points from four games - the same as Montenegro, who entertain Bulgaria on Saturday night.