The FA have announced that Ashley Cole will miss the first of England’s two international matches during this international break due to injury, but may return for the second.

The FA statement reads:

Minor ankle injury renders Ashley Cole unavailable for Moldova game

After reporting to the England hotel on Monday morning, Ashley Cole has returned to Chelsea for further treatment.

Cole has a minor ankle concern and will be treated by his club this week, before being assessed by the England Medical staff on Sunday to see if he is available for the FIFA World Cup qualifier with Ukraine, on Tuesday 11 September.

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