Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy admits he is 'gutted' after a broken finger wrecked his Euro 2012 dream.
On only the second day of England training at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium on Thursday, Ruddy suffered the injury that will rule him out of this summer's tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
Birmingham's Jack Butland has been called up instead, which has a knock-on effect for Stuart Pearce's GB Olympic squad, perhaps ruling him out.
Ruddy has more important matters to contend with though, revealing the finger broken was the one on which his fiancé Laura intended to slip a ring when the pair get married next weekend.
"To everyone who has asked... as if it wasn't unlucky enough, it IS my ring finger and also my first ever broken bone!" said Ruddy on Twitter.
England manager Roy Hodgson had given Ruddy special dispensation to leave the squad for his nuptials next weekend before joining up again prior to departure for the Three Lions' Krakow base.
Instead, having headed off to Norway for Saturday's friendly in Oslo, Ruddy will depart for good on landing, hoping he can repeat the form next season that led to his first international call-up.
"Thank you for the messages, gutted but determined to come back better next season, can't wait for the wedding now!" added Ruddy.
"Taken lots of positives from the 2 days training, and the biggest positive is that it happened with England before a major tournament!"
Butland's elevation to the senior squad indicates the high regard in which the young goalkeeper is held by England's newly-appointed goalkeeping coach for Euro 2012, Birmingham's Dave Watson.
"This is a huge opportunity for Jack," said Butland's agent Mark Cartwright.
"He's highly rated by the England management team and has demonstrated his potential in the U21 squad over the last couple of years.
"I am confident that he will continue to impress with his maturity and ability on the field if he's given the chance to play during the tournament."